Thursday, June 16, 2011

Huntsman Countdown

God created the world in 6 days. Apparently Jon Huntsman feels his contribution is worthy as well as he is counting down the days until he allegedly will announce his candidacy for president.

But is Huntsman a non-Romney candidate worthy of this race? Perhaps not but let's leave that part of it to the political handicappers.

HuffPo has their own view on Huntsman and his SCHIP political baggage.
As governor, Huntsman expanded Utah's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP), a taxpayer-funded, government-run entity. In fact, he turned it into an entitlement program.
Yeah, no kidding.

According to the UCHIP website a family of four earning $44,100 can qualify for free children's health insurance. That's 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

It is also more generous than Obamacrap that pegs free insurance (Medicaid) at 133% of the FPL which for a family of four is $29,726.

Granted, Obamacrap will give everyone in the family free Medicaid while HuntsCHIP only gives free insurance to the kids but still, where is the personal responsibility?

And where does this money come from to provide free "anything you want" benefits?

As to whether Huntsman's expansion of SCHIP is good or bad politically, Judi Hilman, director of the Utah Health Policy Project has this to say.
"It's a feather in his cap. We've seen a 30 percent decrease in our uninsured rate for kids -- real progress for all kids.

A 30% decrease in number of uninsured kids and a 100% shirking of responsibility as a parent.

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