Friday, February 04, 2005

Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage?

I have a quickly expressed opinion on the manditory health insurance coverage issue in California: if this idea becomes law (and it may, I live in California, I know that we will vote for all sorts of kooky stuff), businesses will be run out of the state faster that we can hold a special election to recind the measure. Businesses like argi-business will be forced to increase crop prices giving a national impact to the nation's food supply and lowering our exports. This is a bad deal, no matter how you look at it. I agree, more people need health insurance, but this is not the way...



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you.. most small businesses can't afford to do this. The government wants everyone to have health insurance then maybe they should approve more people for Government insurance on medicaid, title 19.

2/04/2005 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

California is doing its best to kill small business just like New York. Taxes are so ridiculous here that buinsesses must scale back everything just to turn a profit. There must be a better solution than mandating it.


2/04/2005 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2/06/2005 01:29:00 PM  
Blogger Craig R. Harmon said...

Thanks for the tip, Douglas, but in the future, the comments section is reserved for comment on the topic of the post. Personal comments may be directed to me at, which can be found on the sidebar of the opening page.

2/06/2005 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Bonus,

You agree that more people need health insurance, but don't agree that employers of cheap labour should pay more as it would damage their business?

That doesn't make any sense. Your agribusiness workers currently can't afford insurance. You don't want to have them paid more, but do want them to have insurance, so the only remaining alternative is for the taxpayer to buy them insurance. In other words, you want my taxes to subsidise employers who don't pay their unskilled workers a decent wage? You think that they should be able to hide some of the costs of doing business in the public purse?

2/12/2005 03:04:00 PM  

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