Sunday, May 04, 2003

Insuring Kids is Easy and Cheap

Max Sawicky says offering to insure kids is a dodge by candidates offering some form of universal health coverage because it's easy and cheap. Big Media Matt says that's all the more reason to do it. I'd take it a step further and argue that it's probably the one part of our health care system for which universal coverage - of any reasonable sort - would be easy and cheaper than our current system. I'm just making this up of course, not having done any research, but I have a hard time believing that the expensive abuse of the emergency room system isn't predominantly a result of poor parents bringing in their uninsured kids.