Thursday, August 09, 2007

Why provide health insurance for children?

Politicians like to say they have a plan to provide health insurance for all of the nation's children. This promise conveniently combines the idea of generous health care with the time-honored practice of kissing babies.

Why provide health coverage for children when you're just going to throw them to the wolves when they become adults? Why give the little tykes a false impression of the world? Why give them healthy bodies and then under-fund their education?

The politicians promise health insurance, not health care. This just means the taxpayers will foot the bill for the profit margin of the insurance industry. This isn't even feel-good crap. It's just plain crap.

I do love a highly competitive presidential primary. The candidates bring a touch of excitement from the big, wide world to our little state. They shuttle busily back and forth, occasionally providing some actual information. Of course the ones who do that usually tank in the voting and disappear. But it's fun while it lasts.

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