Monday, December 06, 2004

Socialized Medicine: More TennCare

I wrote about it here and here. Opinion Journal just put a piece here.

Long story short, TennCare is expanding at such a rate it is threatening the financial health of the entire state. It is already eating a third of the states budget, yet it only covers 1.3 million of the states 5.8 million people. Insurers are running from it like rats from a sinking ship. Those that didn't make it out soon enough have gone bankrupt. Lawsuits are preventing the state from getting the program under control because of equal access laws.

Its a mess and highlights all the important failing of these sorts of programs. When the Democrats bring this crap up for the next election, remind them of what happened here.

The folks at QandO share a similar opinion.

(Link via Instapundit)

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