Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hawaii and State Funded Health Care

After only seven months, Hawaii, the first state in the Union to try a state-run children's health care plan, is pulling the plug. The problem was that people who could afford privatized health care were dropping their coverage plans to qualify for the government-funded plan.

This should not shock anyone. People tend to sink to the lowest common denominator. What is shocking to me is our government's collective naivete which cannot understand why things don't work after spending years undermining traditional (biblical) morality. They have worked hard to destroy the only ethos that would allow their programs to work rightly.

As long as people are encouraged to be selfish, destructive, and uncaring, our public programs have little hope for success. Efforts to replace theistic belief with a successful alternative like an enlightened scientism or a cooperative paganism have largely resulted in a rather schizophrenic self-worship across the boards.

So the problem with public health care programs, financial bailouts, and other government-funded treats is that we have a nation that generally wants something for nothing. There are fewer "pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps" people around, and there isn't a lot of incentive to become that way. As long as someone offers a hand-out, there is no need to change.

We don't have a financial crisis in this country. We have an ethical one. Our morals are as bad as (or worse than) what is displayed on television. We actively seek to harm others for our own gain. We no longer even value right over wrong, seeking to redefine even these basic concepts. There is little reason to hope things are going to turn around. Not until we are sick of our sin and are forced by its natural consequences will we turn and seek God. Until that point, I do not expect that any states are going to seriously follow Hawaii through the giveaway gateway.


Timothy L. Decker said...

I think Hawaii is a great example that Obama needs to notice before he puts his health-care system into place (assuming he wins of course; may genoito). He talks about how people can keep their health care that their employers currently provide, but is he stupid enough to think that those employers will provide healthcare when the government can provide it "free of charge"? It frustrates me to no end that people are buying into this man's ideas.

Steven Douglas said...

Indeed, komrade! ;)