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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." — Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

Friday, April 28, 2006

State Forbids Hospital in Issaquah

Is there any chance that the left-wingers will take umbrage at this clearly monopolistic effort to keep health care prices high by preventing competition?

Saying "the evidence did not demonstrate a need for an additional East King County hospital," an administrative-law judge Thursday upheld the state Department of Health decision last year that a new hospital in the city would create a glut of patient beds on the Eastside.

In fact, wrote Judge Zimmie Caner, "a new facility may adversely affect the existing facilities by the creation of a surplus bed supply that would last for a number of years."

Is it any wonder that health care costs keep going up? Everywhere you look, the government's thumb is on the scales.


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