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Perverse incentives in health care
John C. Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), has written a thoughtful and penetrating op-ed on the central shortcoming of American health care: an absence of entrepreneurship. Read the whole thing.
Research by John Wennberg and his colleagues at Dartmouth Medical School suggest that if everyone in America went to the Mayo Clinic, our annual health-care bill would be 25% lower (more than $500 billion!), and the average quality of care would improve. If everyone got care at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, our health-care costs would be lowered by one-third.
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