AP Story Touts Higher Medicaid Enrollments As A Success

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AP has a story with the headline “Medicaid is health overhaul’s early success story”.

Medicaid is a program that signifies the failure or inability of its enrollees to be able to take care of the health of themselves and their families by themselves, or without recourse to government aid. It’s government-institutionalized relief for the poor and not so poor in the form of health care.

If more people are enrolling in it, due to Obamacare’s new regulations and restrictions, how can that be termed a “success story”? It is the deepening of a permanent class of dependent people.

Only in a topsy-turvy, upside-down, crazy, welfare-state world in which dependency is valued and encouraged. Only in a world where rights are routinely violated by stealing from some people to support others. Governments, federal and state, are encouraging Medicaid. They like the power and control this confers. They like people dependent on them. They like the subversion of any semblance of a free market in health care services. They like the elimination of relief efforts guided by personal efforts.

The headline in this story is nonsense from the perspective of building any kind of healthy society in which rights are respected and people learn to take care of themselves.

12:34 pm on November 12, 2013