Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Exaggerating our way to bigger government

The MSM is all over the "report" claiming that children are dying in the streets for want of increased spending and policies that encourage welfare fraud:
"Jefferys says the number of uninsured children in Kentucky could easily drop if the state used mail-in and online applications."

Oh, and then there was this:
"When these kids don't have health coverage, nothing else matters. They can't go to school and learn, they can't focus on their learning environment if they're not healthy."
--Patrick Jefferys, Project Director

Rather than focus on the hyperbole, we could enact better policies to lower healthcare costs for everyone. Letting Americans buy health insurance policies across state lines would be a great start.