Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Fancy titles don't make you smart

This would be pretty funny if the comments didn't raise the scary possibility that some people actually agree with the author. Yaron Brook argues that sweeping deregulation of health care would unleash the benefits of capitalism, leading to improved access for all Americans.

Never mind that study after study has shown that the highly regulated single-payer systems common in many other countries lead to better outcomes at lower cost. And that much of the advantage of those systems lies in better treatment of patients with chronic illnesses, precisely the ones deregulated insurers try to avoid.

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