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Welcome back to universal nightmare now Hawaii was the fiftieth state admitted to the union.
But the first to implement a universal health care scheme.
Now it did not go as lawmakers -- the aloha state had originally planned and Griff Jenkins he tells us the story why.
Welcome to Hawaii -- surfing in the aloha spirit.
In the childhood home of president Barack Obama.
It's also home to a failed experiment universal health care and experiment -- -- -- lost and it's those famous son.
We have pilot and.
Every American quality healthcare and affordable -- Critics of president Obama's plan for universal coverage for all Americans worried that while the goal of universal health care might be noble.
The government may not the -- We will have some up upfront cost anywhere from petroleum to.
Two trillion dollars so what I -- this is -- we cap.
The itemized deductions.
That the top two or 3% yet people making over 250 year -- that additional money we would have paid for.
All the health care that I'm proposing.
But the president may not be able to make good on them play.
Although he has -- to examine other -- universal health care like the United Kingdom in the Canadian.
A lot of those other countries employ a different system than we do not all of them by the way you use a socialized medicine almost all of them have what would be considered a single Payer system in which the government essentially -- -- Medicare for all.
But -- he has failed to mention -- now defunct program to ensure all children.
Celebrating its fiftieth year of statehood Hawaii became the first in the nation to attempt universal health care.
On June 30 2007.
Governor Linda Lingle signed legislation into effect -- keiki care.
The word -- means child in the Hawaiian native -- And they keiki care program gave free insurance to children whose families could not afford it on their -- Those covered at no monthly premium and access to doctor visit -- just seven dollars.
The program partner -- state of Hawaii with the State's largest private insurance provider H and.
It had public private partnership we have a health insurance plan -- an essay that was putting up 50% of the cost.
And the state was putting up 50% so there's a match between the public and private entities.
The -- targeted Hawaiian residents who were that quote got killed.
Kids ineligible for state programs -- -- not had health care for six consecutive months.
The original feminists for taking care -- 3500 children and the -- of course the Oval Office.
And -- Harry might rule that -- included in this that he covered 3500 children but the governor's office soon found out that the wind was being abuse and what the legislators did was they created state insurance program.
That allowed parents who already were paying for their children's health insurance.
To drop their private coverage and the kind of take advantage of the -- coverage what that meant was.
That taxpayers are subsidizing.
Parents -- health insurance that they were previously paying for.
It just didn't make sense it could be sustained governor.
-- lingle cut funding for the plan after just seven months.
Because the state budget cannot handle the strain of -- -- jumping from their private insurance to the free government health care.
Most affected with this smaller private insurers left high and -- -- -- -- to the government plan.
A plan that just happened because sponsored by the largest -- insurance company critics call it.
That crowd -- things but HM SA says he didn't.
That's the agency thought there was no crowd now.
When the governor made the decision to cancel the program the Democrat run state legislature.
Was -- We were shocked I mean everybody.
But leave that particular program was working as we expected it to work.
You know it was a very targeted program.
It was targeted for those who.
Why not able to qualify for Medicaid.
And yet Biden are not able to afford health insurance costs.
But governor lingle argues that the statistics -- on her -- According to the department of human services 85% of those -- -- keiki care previously had insurance.
Conservative radio host Rick come on as the governor on his radio show every week often discussing -- health care controversy.
And primary failure of it was the fact that there was so many loopholes that individuals -- it will take advantage of the State's system.
Individuals who up until that point provided health care for their own children.
Paid for out of their own -- They now found a way to have the state taxpayers pay that responsibility.
The Obama administration has found that -- -- and we'll have massive oversight.
But with the pressure the president is putting on the house and senate to push through landmark Health Care Reform.
There is the potential for loopholes and abuse like -- life.
Stand -- is truly a minority in the wind states and at one of only two Republicans up against 23 Democrats to him the experiment failed.
It's not doing -- -- supposed to do it's not taking care of those -- children it's not taking care of the children that cannot through no fault of their own and their parents.
So as the president and the democratic led congress -- and an unprecedented fashion.
Universal health care for all Americans false.
Fixing our problems are right the cost of inaction of not doing anything or even greater.
They may want to take a closer look at how that worked in the president's birth state of Hawaii.
I think it should be a cautionary tale to -- -- there can be unintended consequences that these plans and when you think you're doing something.
That's as good idea and you have good intentions that's often not enough.
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