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 . "I don't believe that was the intent of the program."I really hope people wake up and realize that as nice an idea as it seems to ensure everyone has health insurance, it is impossible to afford. Those who point to Europe as an example either fail to realize or don't care to state that nearly 80% of their income is sent to the government in taxes, which will quickly happen here should an Obama administration come into office and becomes unable to pay for all of their promised programs.
Since Obama keeps up this mindless mantra that 95% of Americans will receive a tax cut (although only 60% of Americans work) I'd like to give people an idea of what 80% of their income going to the government means, I ran a few numbers.
-292 days of the year you will be working for the Government.
-9.6 months you will be working for the Government.
-A baby can be can be carried full-term and delivered before you have finished paying your taxes for the year.
-Your son or daughter can start their senior year of high school and graduate before you've finished paying for someone else's free health care. Don't worry, Obama plans spending plans (ahem, needing your tax dollars to fund) for college too!
A worker earning $35,000 per year will net $7,000.
A $2,000 pay check will clear $400, not including union dues and retirement IRA's.
A $20 per hour job will clear $4 per hour, almost $3 lower than the current minimum wage.