Read it and Weep
By Arnold Kling
Various pundits offer suggestions for controlling health care costs, hosted by the New York Times.
My proposal (health care vouchers) has zero chance of being enacted. You may not like it, anyway. The other pundits’ proposals, even if they were enacted, have zero chance of having a real impact on health care costs.
If there were a real debate, with back-and-forth, I think that the empirical basis for some the other folks’ ideas would be exposed as being on the flimsy side. For my proposal, there is the Rand Health Care Study, the only experimental data in health care finance.