The government-first crowd constantly tells us poor children need the tender-loving mercies only big-government can provide. Well, apparently those parents don’t agree. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that a coalition of mostly tax-funded organizations is out trying to get people to sign their kids up for government health care. Which raises a metaphysical question: What if you spend billions on a program no one wants?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program — which is also spelled “w-a-s-t-e a-n-d f-r-a-u-d” — is suffering from a lack of participation. And that is something the nanny-statists cannot stomach.

State Rep. Helen Giddings — who is apparently convinced that low-income people are stupid, ignorant, unloving and uncaring towards their children — tells the DMN that the ignorant masses are just confused. Her quote is priceless: “There is a toll exacted when a kid does not have insurance, and we all pay that toll.”

The only toll we pay is when bloated politicians bloat the size of government, and thereby drain our wallet. If Giddings and Co. were serious about helping kids, they would reduce the barriers that make private insurance so unaffordable. But, then, we wouldn’t need the politicians… See the scam?

Meanwhile, a shill for Dallas’ Parkland Hospital wants more kids on the government gravy-train — apparently their studies show the bureacracy-rich hospital can more easily bilk taxpayers in bulk, than having to scam us one at a time.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.

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