UPDATE: Don't miss Holman Jenkins' brilliant expose (tongue in cheek) of the logical flaws inherent in Obamacare.
Why does the impending fiscal disaster known as Medicare justify increasing the role of the federal government and reducing the role of prices which are the essence of Medicare?
Why is the fact that “every other industrial nation provides universal health care coverage” considered evidence for its desirability?
Why do proponents of universal care argue that demand for health care is vertical when a major cause of the expanded use of health care over the last 40 years is the fact that so many people now pay so little out of their own pocket?
Why does there exist a widespread sense that each of us, as individuals, is incapable of — or should not be obliged to — providing for our own health-care needs in the same way that we provide for our own grocery needs, our own household-furniture needs, our own automobile-insurance needs, and many other of our needs?
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
When faced with deep-seated controversy, it's always a good idea to challenge your assumptions. More often than not, faulty assumptions are the root cause of the problem. Russell Roberts and Don Boudreaux lay out four questions that proponents of Obamacare have failed to ask themselves:
Posted by Scott Grannis at 9:25 AM