Washington Post: “If you want a preview of President Obama’s health-care ‘reform,’ take a look at Massachusetts. . . . In 1990, health spending represented about 16 percent of the state budget, says the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. By 2000, health’s share was 22 percent. In 2010, it’s 35 percent.”
In selling Obamacare President Obama and the Democrats constantly pointed to Massachusetts as the shining example of government run healthcare. Massachusetts adopted universal healthcare in 2006. Time and time again the people who pushed Obamacare told us to look to Massachusetts as the promised land of government healthcare for all. Unfortunately for the citizens of Massachusetts now and the citizens of the United States in the near future, there is no promised land or pot of healthcare gold at the end of the rainbow.
Timothy P. Cahill, the Massachusetts state treasurer