I was at a political event the other day when out of the blue a national political figure came over and asked that I put something on my blog about the S CHIP program.
First, I was impressed that they even know I have a blog or that they read it. Although I usually stick mostly to state issues I had been thinking about the S CHIP issue a lot lately and how it is being sold about the same way Tenncare always was. Of course, most of you will remember how well that all worked out and the issues that still remain because of it.
This is looking to be the national version of Tenncare or it my quickly slide into Canada care. The grass may look greener from this side of the fence but I use to live in upstate N.Y. and had an opportunity to talk with many Canadians when they came around.
People who have ever had much of a chance to talk to people from Canada know. There is a reason we refuse to make Canada the 51 state.
The more government gets into a business sector the slimmer the choices become, the quality of service diminishes and the creativity of the people in the field dies for lack of motivation. The thought of the "Free lunch" is very tempting but as Momma always said. "There is no such thing as a free lunch and if you do get one it is seldom anything you would want to eat!"
Terry Frank has some good posts on the polling of regular people on the issue as well as some of the Democrat/left reasons for support including a possible illegal alien link.