Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Healthcare Hawaii Style

I couldn't help but laugh recently by a pair of "unrelated" articles in the Honolulu Advertiser. One trumpeted how great it was that a Hawaiian collected over 5,000 signatures calling for the passing of the Obama healthcare bill (which has yet to be written). The other discussed how Hawaii was having to stop covering one of the tribes that had been given full healthcare because of budget issues.

So on the one hand, the paper acknowledged that budget issues can affect healthcare and that government has to make coverage decisions based upon tax revenue. On the other hand, they were espousing the virtues of the federal government providing health care to everyone (legal and illegal) in the US.

One wonders if the editors of the newspapers that do this (I see this regularly in the Seattle Times) have any perspective at all.

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