On Healthcare: What We Can Learn From The Music Industry

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  1. Joe says:

    I don’t think you can achieve those goals with less government instead. Why not allow me to buy my insurance from any provider in the nation instead of my options stopping at the state border? Why not allow my insurance provider to choose what options they should provide? There should obviously be some minimums, but (let’s just pick a random silly example) just because the hair-plug lobby is especially strong in my state, I should be able to choose a plan that doesn’t cover that.

    And if the costs are still to high, perhaps it is time to discuss tort reform (which has been oddly absent from the debate). Yes, you deserve compensation if the doctor amputates the wrong leg. No, you don’t deserve a windfall if a surgical sponge is accidentally left inside you.

    Perhaps I am cynical, but I see no situation in which a public option helps capitalism. Capitalism involves trade-offs. When the government is involved, those trade-offs tend to be grossly distorted. When your "competitor" has the power to write the rules and exclude himself from those rules, well, to me it’s a little like offering Moe Green an offer he can’t refuse.

    Anyway, thanks for the diversion.