Massachusetts Health Care Reform
By Arnold Kling
These critics sound like me.
Massachusetts members of the Physicians for a National Health Program released a report today faulting the state’s experiment with health reform for failing to achieve universal coverage, being too expensive and draining funds away from safety-net providers.
…the reform is financially unsustainable, as it does “nothing about a major driver of high health care costs, the overuse of high-technology care such as CT scanners and surgeries, and the underdevelopment of primary care.”
Actually, these critics want a single-payer system. That’s not what we have now, but we’re getting closer every day. I want something even more radical–a free-market health care system, with government giving people vouchers rather than providing insurance.