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Monday, March 13, 2017

Why the Republican Health Care Plan Is Destined to Fail

I have a new column:

Why the Republican Health Care Plan Is Destined to Fail:
It is the general social consensus, clearly, that the laissez-faire solution for medicine is intolerable.” – Kenneth Arrow, 1963.
As Republicans struggle to find an acceptable replacement for Obamacare, a task that does not yet appear to be complete given the growing opposition to their recent proposal, they would do well to remember the words of the person who invented healthcare economics, Kenneth Arrow.
Professor Arrow, a Nobel Prize-winning economist who recently passed away at the age of 95, argued that the market for healthcare is not like other markets for several reasons. ...

    Posted by on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 09:24 AM in Economics, Fiscal Times, Health Care | Permalink  Comments (56)


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