Personal Responsibility and Government Health Care

I was out of the office for a few days getting married in Algodones and have not been blogging for obvious reasons.
I was quoted in a recent story in the Santa Fe New Mexican that I think illustrates some of the problems in health care reporting specifically and economic reporting in general — reporters focus only on the benefits of a proposed program and not on the drawbacks, nor do they question why people have the problems they do.
While I am quoted on behalf of the Rio Grande Foundation as a critic of the massive expansion of New Mexico’s involvement in health care decisions, the author fails to discuss the personal decisions that allowed a 23 year old woman to become so obese that she can’t work and requires oxygen at night. Why taxpayers must foot the bill for her health care is another question that goes unanswered.