Let Wisconsin Experiment with Socialized Medicine?
"On, Wisconsin ... run the ball clear down the field!"
It's time to amend the Wisconsin football song so we can cheer on the Badger State's politicians as they move toward health-care socialism.
The Wall Street Journal editorial-page editors are upset that Wisconsin's state Senate passed "Healthy Wisconsin", which will give health insurance to every person in the state. Of course, the Journal editors are right in saying that the plan is "openly hostile to market incentives that contain costs" and that the "Cheesehead nation could expect to attract health-care free-riders while losing productive workers who leave for less-taxing climes."
In addition, as the Journal put it, "Wow, is 'free' health care expensive. The plan would cost an estimated $15.2 billion, or $3 billion more than the state currently collects in all income, sales and corporate income taxes."
So folks, do you think this will work, or will businesses begin closing down and moving elsewhere? This might be the test run that this country needs. What are your opinions?