HONOLULU — Hawaii is dropping the only state universal child health care program in the country just seven months after it launched.
Gov. Linda Lingle's administration cited budget shortfalls and other available health care options for eliminating funding for the program. A state official said families were dropping private coverage so their children would be eligible for the subsidized plan.
"People who were already able to afford health care began to stop paying for it so they could get it for free," said Dr. Kenny Fink, the administrator for Med-QUEST at the Department of Human Services. "I don't believe that was the intent of the program."
Acho incrível a "surpresa" do administrador do programa ao constatar que as pessoas não pagam por algo quando podem obtê-lo gratuitamente. Lembra-me daqueles que juram que se as músicas fossem disponibilizadas gratuitamente, ainda assim as pessoas pagariam para que seus artistas prediletos continuassem criando.
É neste tipo de mundo que eu queria viver.