Dr. Shannon Grimes: Politicians won’t find Solutions for Health Care

Everyone wants to be healthy. Everyone wants quality health care when it is needed. Everyone wants that care to be at a fair price. That last one is the challenge that has animated so much discussion and legislation in recent years. Many will try to blame our health care system woes on the Affordable Care Act. It did not cause our problems. They preexisted the ACA and are part of the reasons it was passed. The ACA however isn’t really a solution either. It is just a continuation of the bad policies that spring from the false idea that the government can distort and meddle in health care markets to produce good outcomes. No matter how they are dressed up the market interventions tend to be about supporting corporate welfare and passing tax payer money on to crony industries.

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