"The Washington Post quotes Rep. Tom McClintock of California moaning that the program [the State Children's Health Insurance Program] was 'slowly replacing employer health plans with government-paid health plans, with spiraling costs to taxpayers.'
But more and more, employers are trying to hold down costs of health care benefits by shifting them to employees, many of whom can't afford to participate.
What world do these guys live in?"
Webloggist Jerry Fuhrman:
They live in a world that includes Canada and Britain, where government-run health care necessarily involved the rationing of precious care. They live in a world that includes health care systems that "these guys" want no part of.
A recent study revealed that the socialization of health care in Britain - with its heart-rending rationing - brought improved services to 15% of the populace. And poorer service to 85%. But all are treated equally now. Except for the well-connected, who can work around the system, are given special dispensation, or fly to the United States where they can expect magnificent care.
Magnificent care at least until Obama brings an end to the best health care delivery system ever devised by man.