PajamasMedia.com has just published my latest health care OpEd, “Health Care Reform vs. Universal Health Care”.
Here is the opening:
Health Care Reform vs. Universal Health Care
President Obama and Congress have now shifted their attention towards health care reform. This subject is critically important to anyone who might need medical care someday — namely, all Americans. Unfortunately, too many pundits and politicians erroneously equate “health care reform” with government-run “universal health care.” Before we rush headlong into any such program, here are three basic facts that Americans should know about universal health care…
The three basic facts I discuss include:
1) Government-run “universal health care” leads to rationing
2) Health care is not a “right”
3) Free-market health care reform can and does work