Relentless Pursuit of Wisdom and Liberty

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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Single-payer vs. own-your-own healthcare

There's an excellent article over at written by a doctor describing the differences between the current third-party-payer system of employer-provided HMOs, the single-payer system (by which they mean the citizen through taxes) advocated by anti-free-marketeers, and the privately-run, take-responsibility-for-your-own-health system advocated by those who believe in the free market and personal responsibility.

For those uber-wonks out there who want to read a much more detailed breakdown, Milton Friedman's 2001 piece is fantastic.


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