The Myth of Free-Market Health Care in America

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Author(s) Shikha Dalmia
Source Reason
Date July 30, 2009
URL http://www.reason.com/news/show/135127.html
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Quotes-start.png "The point is that there is no health care model, whether privately or publicly financed, that can offer unlimited access to medical services while containing costs. Ultimately, such a model arrives at a cross roads where it has to either limit access in an arbitrary way, or face uncontrolled cost increases. France and Germany, which are mostly publicly funded, are increasingly marching down the first road. America, which is half publicly and half privately funded, has so far taken the second path. Should America offer even more people such unlimited access through universal coverage, it too will end up rationing care or facing national bankruptcy." Quotes-end.png


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