Sunday, August 2, 2009

Let's Not Throw the Health Care Baby out with the Bathwater

While we are bombarded with the incessant message that health care MUST be taken over by the government, let's not forget that a lot of our system works very well. Maybe we need to make some tweaks, but, let's not throw out all that is good in the name of ill-conceived egalitarianism via government.

Here’s a Second Opinion

By Scott W. Atlas

Ten reasons why America’s health care system is in better condition than you might suppose.

Medical care in the United States is derided as miserable compared to health care systems in the rest of the developed world. Economists, government officials, insurers, and academics beat the drum for a far larger government role in health care. Much of the public assumes that their arguments are sound because the calls for change are so ubiquitous and the topic so complex. Before we turn to government as the solution, however, we should consider some unheralded facts about America’s health care system.


Mr. Atlas continues to list 10 very relevant and significant items.