Monday, May 14, 2007

Got Hair?

Why should we be skeptical about embracing a national health care plan?

Check out what's happening in Germany, where the state-funded health insurance plan provides generous benefits like spa treatments.

A bald man had the nerve to ask the taxpayers to pay for his wig. The health plan said no. The bald man sued, but a court agreed with the health plan .

I guess you could say he wasn't covered.

Although this is a silly case, you can easily see how much time and money are wasted in a politicized system that is supposed to be more efficient than a consumer-driven system. Simple decisions like "Do I buy a hat, a wig or go bald" become "I deserve a wig and the government should pay for it."

Image property of Walter O. LeCroy

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