My, hopefully, final reply to the “we spend more because we do it better” argument from the free-marketeers is up over at Spot-on, called Not Too High on The Hog—a reply to David Hogberg. As ever come back here to comment.
I have my research, analysis and data. And the free marketeers, like David Hogberg, have theirs. Jonathan Cohn, whom I defended from another free-marketeer David Gratzer a few weeks ago here, has his views–belief in the need for what’s called a single-payer system–most of which I agree with. And Hogberg, who recently responded to the rhetorical questions I asked of the free-marketeers in the American Spectator, has his.The free health care market crowd claim that, compared to other nations, Americans are buying better care with all the extra money spent on doctors and hospitals and medicines and care. I say that the differences between care in different nations are a wash and are basically dependent on cultural factors anyway. So the important point is the consequence of spending all that money, and who’s suffering because of the way that we spend it. More