Friday, August 26, 2005

Dirigo Must Go

Steve Bowen has written an especially good op-ed about the State of Maine's much-ballyhooed Dirigo Choice health insurance program. In a nutshell:

But if we're insuring so few, who had cost us so little beforehand, and doing it with a program that is this costly, where are the savings to be had? If we are to fund the program by raising taxes on insurance premiums that are already unaffordable, aren't we actually making the problem of uninsured Mainers even worse?

Yes, most government programs do make things worse. What's surprizing about that?



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