Brad DeLong on Health Care
By Arnold Kling
Our irresistible force is our belief that health care should not be rationed by price. Our immovable object is the unwillingness of American taxpayers to be turned into an IV drip bag for the health sector that the health sector itself controls. What happens when these meet is a crisis, which cannot be averted no matter whether we adopt the right-wing prescription, adopt the left-wing prescription, or muddle through.
I think he makes too much of personal behavior. Do we know that a really big percentage of health care expenses could be averted with lifestyle changes?