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Healthcare that is Priceless

An interesting policy analysis from John Goodman:

There is just one problem with the flurry of news about hospitals. No one is pointing out that all these problems are the result of government intervention in the marketplace. They are not the result of a free market for medical care. In health care, we have so completely suppressed the market ? for year after year, decade after decade ? that few people ever see a real price for anything.

Employees never see a premium reflecting the real cost of their health insur-ance. Patients almost never see a real price for their medical care. Even at the family doctor’s office, it’s hard to discover what anything costs.

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If you are interested in this type of analysis and the future of health-care I highly recommend his book, Priceless.

 

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