Friday, August 07, 2009

The Myth Of Free Market Health Care In America

This Forbes article is wealth worth reading. As Ms. Dalmia rightly notes and then debunks:
...both ObamaCare's supporters and opponents believe that--unlike Europe--America has something called a free market health care system. So long as this myth holds sway, it will be exceedingly difficult to prescribe free market fixes to America's health care woes--or, conversely, end the lure of big government remedies.
Read the whole thing.

2 Comments:

Blogger Burgess Laughlin said...

Amit,

Thank you for highlighting this Forbes article. I have begun reading it.

What is fascinating to me -- qua student of history -- is to watch the steady accumulation of information among activists for individual rights. Articles like the Forbes essay and the many articles Paul Hsieh and others have written are like boxes of ammunition gradually accumulating in an armory.

That accumulation takes time to build up, then to be distributed, to be absorbed by articulate activists, and to be used. I suspect this time factor is one reason good and bad events seem to come in waves.

I think we may be due for an uplifting wave in the next decade that may be comparable to the now defunct privatization wave of the 1980s and early 1990s.

(For those who have not studied it, I recommend the lectures "Cultural Movements: Creating Change," by Drs. Ghate and Brook, on the ARI website under Participate/Activism, right side or by searching.)

5:56 PM  
Blogger Amit Ghate said...

Hi Burgess,

Though I make no predictions, I really hope you're right!

6:16 PM  

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