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Healthy Competition, Second Edition: What's Holding Back by Michael D. Tanner Michael F. Cannon

By Michael D. Tanner Michael F. Cannon

Executive keep watch over has pushed well-being care charges sky-high while that it has diminished the standard of care. As America's well-being care method cries out for reform, may still policymakers embody much more govt making plans, or may still they struggle for extra person freedom? during this up-to-date variation in their 2005 e-book, the authors take on proposals that may allow executive deal with much more of America's overall healthiness care quarter. the continued challenge of ever-rising overall healthiness care bills makes this ebook as well timed as ever.

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Moreover, individuals choosing a high-deductible policy must combine it with an HSA. Health plans sold within the Connector must comply with the state’s mandated benefits (with one exception noted later). ’’ The Connector board itself is left to define what constitutes high quality and a good value. Significantly, however, that phrase frequently appears in legislation to describe plans that contain state-mandated benefits. The Connector may choose to allow products that do not receive its seal of approval, but it is not required to do so.

If all Indians and Haitians have a right to the same quality care as Americans, how should that care be financed? Fundamentally, creating a legal ‘‘right’’ to health care is incompatible with the idea of individual rights. People cannot legitimately claim a right to something if that claim infringes on the rights of another. Smith’s right to free speech takes nothing away from Jones. The only obligation Jones owes to Smith is not to interfere with Smith’s exercise of her rights. The same is not true of a right to health care, which would turn the concept of rights from a shield into a sword by imposing an obligation on Jones to provide health care to Smith.

24 Whatever its powers, government cannot repeal the laws of economics. When individuals perceive health care to be free, the quantity demanded increases. Faced with the choice of bankrupting their economy to pay for the virtually unlimited demand, or reducing the amount of health care provided, these countries opt for the latter. Even with rationing, however, government-run health care systems do a poor job of controlling the rising cost of health care. 25 Universal health care is not free. Citizens of countries with national health care systems pay a heavy price in taxes.

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