Friday, January 25, 2008

Work for Free

How would you feel if you were forced to work for free. In other words, forced to volunteer your time, ability and even provide materials to complete the job . . . at no cost to your client?

Would you feel any different if the one forcing you to work for free was the government?

If the New Hampshire legislature gets their way, it can happen.

Roland and Bonnie Currier, of Middleton, said New Hampshire should become the nation's first state to make a patient without health insurance equally likely to get an organ transplant.

Nicholas Currier, 21, died Jan. 20 in a Boston hospital that his parents said refused to place him on the list for a liver transplant because he had no health coverage.

I am not insensitive to the plight of his parents, but I must also ask, why did they allow their son to go uninsured?

"From the first moment we were there, it was, 'Where is your insurance?' They were harassing us from beginning to end,


One could also say the state is attempting to bully medical providers into working for free.

Where will it stop?
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