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Massachusetts Health Care is Bankrupting the State, National Health Care Could Bankrupt the Country. by The Elephant's Child

Massachusetts Care was supposed to be the model for national health care.  It has not, however, worked out so well.  After only 3 years, Massachusetts health insurance premiums are the highest in the nation.  Governor Deval Patrick has called for price controls.  Doctors have fled the state. And state treasurer Tim Cahill says the universal health care law is bankrupting Massachusetts, and will do the same thing nationally if  Congress passes a similar plan to cover far more people.

Massachusetts state treasurer Tim Cahill recently left the Democrat Party to run for governor as an independent.

State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, an independent candidate for governor, today offered a wide-ranging and scathing criticism of the state’s universal health care law, saying it is bankrupting Massachusetts and will do the same nationally, if a similar plan is passed in Congress.

“If President Obama and the Democrats repeat the mistake of the health insurance reform here in Massachusetts on a national level, they will threaten to wipe out the American economy within four years,” Cahill said in a press conference in his office.

Echoing criticism leveled by Congressional Republicans in recent weeks, Cahill said, “It is time for the president, the Democratic leadership, to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan that does not threaten to bankrupt this country.”

Cahill said that health care costs have increased by $4.2 billion over what they were spending previously, and income has declined.    “We haven’t done anything about driving down costs,” Cahill said.  “We haven’t helped small business.  We haven’t changed the way we pay for health care and the way we deliver it.”

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Leave a comment my husband and I worked our buns off, holding down two to three jobs each while attending high school and college, and now work up to 80 hours a week as we prepare for retirement…what this now becoming a joke! We spend money on preventative health care, and health insurance, and do not smoke, nor drink, and eat healthy. Yet we will be paying taxes for those who are irresponsible, possibly obese, smoke, drink excessively, have prescription or illegal drug problems, which lead to diabetes, cholesteral problems and heart disease and want to abort their fetus because of irresposible behavior. Just like we will be paying taxes for those whom, like my brother-in-law, decided not to purchase health insurance, nor pay off their house, but refinace it to buy a fishing boat, a truck, a car and take trips to Australia, Montana, Alaska, etc and smoke 2 packs of cigarettes a day, and drink excessively before his second stint was put in last year. He also suffered a stroke and has pancreatic disorders. We now see we will be paying for those who have children out of wedlock, abortions, whom over leveraged their homes and credit cards, those who do not take care of themselves and eat anything they want, drink anything they want and do anything they want…we are being penalized for their choices…is this fair? Why work…I am just helping finance their addictive and self destructive behaviors, plus contributing to their low self worth by not taking responsibility for the result of their decisions or actions. I ask…is this what you consider healthy for society or fair? Why should we work so hard, where is the incentive to work? Moral is down…..


Comment by Tara

The whole Forld is Wucked!


Comment by Obama Orock

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