State Health-Care Mandates and Cost With Little Value

Full story: Wall Street Journal

Regarding John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard and Daniel P. Kessler's "The Wrong Remedy for Health Care" : All three authors are naive in their belief that the cost of insurance is being driven up by 15% because states require companies to cover particular medical services.

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Gary

Bellingham, WA

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Jul 6, 2012
 
We need to let the free market decide who gets health care and
who doesn't.

Let the free market take over and we can knock another 30 million people out of the heath care system

Problem solved!

Since: Jun 09

Twentynine Palms, CA

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Gary wrote:
We need to let the free market decide who gets health care and
who doesn't. Let the free market take over and we can knock another 30 million people out of the heath care system Problem solved!
You're confusing health care with health insurance. In my experience, supporters of socialized medicine say how terrible it is if someone receives inferior health care because they are not wealthy. But if they receive inferior health care due to being too low on a government waiting list, who cares?

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