August 3, 2010 4:44 AM

Commentary: Freeloading on health care isn't freedom of choice

The Missouri Hospital Association is nothing if not persistent. It keeps pushing this crazy idea that people should have health insurance. Last year the member hospitals went so far as to volunteer to pay the state millions of dollars to gather more low-income citizens under its Medicaid umbrella. Republicans in the legislature called the plan a welfare trap and told their would-be benefactors to keep their money.

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