Friday, January 11, 2008

Affordable healthcare banned in Boston by Mayor Menino

reports Stephen Smith (via Glenn Reynolds):

Menino blasted state regulators for paving the way Wednesday for the in-store clinics, which are designed to provide treatment for sore throats, poison ivy, and other minor illnesses.

The decision by the state Public Health Council, "jeopardizes patient safety," Menino said in a written statement. "Limited service medical clinics run by merchants in for-profit corporations will seriously compromise quality of care and hygiene. Allowing retailers to make money off of sick people is wrong."

Yes, so the politician's answer boils down to: let's not let people decide how to spend their money by taking away their ability to choose between different service providers. And then I get the special interest donations while I'm campaigning, and a cushy job after I'm voted out.

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