Wall Street Journal Health Blog : Rage for Doctor Ratings Fraught With Uncertainty

Wall Street Journal Health Blog : Rage for Doctor Ratings Fraught With Uncertainty

Dmitriy Kruglyak at Trusted.MD and Val Jones from Revolution Health are quoted.

Good for you two!

Jay Reding.com — Why Universal Health Care Keeps Failing

Jay Reding.com — Why Universal Health Care Keeps Failing

In the midst of analyzing the failure of California to drink the Universal Coverage koolaid comes the following money quote:

Universal health care has a basic and fatal flaw, you can’t simultaneously reduce the cost of a service and increase access to it. If you have universal access, you have to find a way of paying for people to get that access, which raises costs. If you want to keep costs down you can only economize so far before you have to restrict access. Universal health care is a bit like a perpetual motion machine—it would be wonderful in theory, but it can’t actually exist in reality.

Not without astonishing taxes, anyway.