Sunday, July 18, 2010

Prepare to be shocked, the continuing series

Is there no way to measure the height, depth, or breadth of MassCare's awesomeness? Here's the latest good news from the Boston Globe: "Firms cancel health coverage With cost rising, small companies turning to the state":

The relentlessly rising cost of health insurance is prompting some small Massachusetts companies to drop coverage for their workers and encourage them to sign up for state-subsidized care instead, a trend that, some analysts say, could eventually weigh heavily on the state’s already-stressed budget.
Those small businesses are the machine shops, restaurants, and retail stores all around the community. And now:

In Sandwich, business consultant Bill Fields said he has been hired by small businesses to enroll about 400 workers in state-subsidized care since April, because the company owners said they could no longer afford to provide coverage. Fields said that is by far the largest number he has handled in such a short time.
"They are giving up out of frustration," Fields said of the employers. "Most of them are very compassionate but they simply can’t afford health insurance any more."
Every day that goes by, I'm getting the historical vibe that ObamaCare (based on MassCare) will be looked back as a well-meaning experiment that eventually caused much more harm than good. As George Will pointed out, prohibition gave rise to the income tax, organized crime and NASCAR. What unintended consequences can we expect from the federal intervention into one-sixth of the U.S. economy?

Watch Massachusetts, America, and fear the future.

Extra – Ace: "MassCare, coming soon to an America near you."

More - Legal Insurrection: "Did we say it wasn't a tax? Yeah, it's a tax." Also this from Weasel Zippers.

Flashback - ABC: Who said anything about a tax? Put that dictionary away, George.

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