Tag Archives: price controls

Healthcare Pricing

A recent post at the blog Project Millennial outlines some of the issues relating to health-care as understood by liberals. According to the post, healthcare prices are a “total mess” because “list prices” vary immensely from provider to provider and the price … Continue reading

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Demand Competition In Healthcare

Wise Boy (aka Ezra Klein) and other members of the Big Government priesthood often claim there is no evidence that competition can control healthcare costs. Although it’s true that many healthcare markets may be less competitive than they should be, … Continue reading

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Break Up The Big Hospitals

In his Time magazine cover story, Steven Brill criticized the prices that M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston charges patients. In an op-ed piece appearing in the Wash-ington Post, a couple of the hospital’s doctors step forward evidently to defend their employer against Brill’s criticism. And no … Continue reading

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Healthcare Prices

In his lengthy cover article for Time magazine, Steven Brill argues that the first question in the healthcare policy debate should be “why are the bills so high,” rather than blowing past that issue to ask who should pay. Most of his … Continue reading

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Medicare Eligibility Age

It’s always bizarre to see liberals like Matthew Yglesias ignore the historical evidence and argue that central government, with its central planning and price controls, will do a better job at managing the economy than a system organized around markets and competition. … Continue reading

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Kiss Mammograms Good-Bye

Well, now that the election is over, the authoritarians (a/k/a liberals) can turn their full attention back to healthcare and resume the task of placing 315 million Americans under the thumb of the central government. Liberals are often seen as wanting to turn America into Europe, … Continue reading

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College Tuition

Apparently this is how it works: 1. The government throws money at higher education, 2. Colleges raise tuition, 3. The government throws more money at higher education (total student debt is now about $1 trillion), 4. Colleges raise tuition. The liberals’ … Continue reading

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