Andrew Sullivan Weighs in on Socialized Medicine

He grew up in Britain, so he should know.

 Once the government concedes it has an obligation not only to provide healthcare for the truly needy, but for everyone, and everyone equally, the floodgates open. When the market for something is infinite – and who doesn’t want better and better health in an era of technological advance? – rationing is essential. Either the market rations it, or government does. I know which one I trust more.

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One response to “Andrew Sullivan Weighs in on Socialized Medicine

  1. I agree with him, but not in the way he intended. Currently in the US, the market does not ration heathcare. The payer of heathcare is not the recipient of the heathcare. It is the same dynamic that makes government rationed heathcare suck. I don’t know what the answer is, but Sicko was a pretty good flick. He doesn’t have the answer…but it raises the right question.

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