The Forbes Magazine article linked below is the first of a three part series. It looks at National Healthcare (Obamacare) from the economic perspective of a small business owner. The conclusions, which I share, are that despite good intentions the top down, central command, approach creates perverse incentives and is very unlikely to create the improved access and reduced costs everyone is looking for.
For decades, this seemingly prosaic act of individual “shopping” has been steadily eroded in health care with the growth of third party payers, particularly Medicare. How much did you pay for you last doctor visit? Your last x-ray? Your last blood test?