There's an axiom in politics:
"Whatever you subsidize will magically grow,
and justify the existence thereof".
Even if there was no need for the subsidy to begin with, there will soon be a new lobby group to represent those who are making a career out of the legislation that the state carves out for them.
The autism advocacy lobby is pushing for several government interventions, unfunded mandates, and insurance requirements. The Music Therapy trade groups are pushing for insurance companies to pay for music therapy treatment, administered by a professional Music Therapist.
Did you have a license to do that? How do you know you did it correctly? Do you have any confidence left that you can face life without the professional skills of the "Music Therapist" in your life?
With the new ObamaCare mandates, there are vast sums of money going to mental health providers. While it's absolutely valid and practical to provide coverage for serious mental illness, especially that which could endanger the general public. Prevention is vastly cheaper than punishment for psychotic rampages.
But did we really intend to have mandated universal healthcare pay for comforting teen girls whose boyfriend broke up with them? And does a Music therapist really need to be licensed by the state to provide this 'service'? And should everyone else's taxes and insurance premiums rise so that everyone can get their musical therapy paid for by someone else?
Who voted for this new Music Therapy government agency & oversight board?
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...