What Will Future Health Care Look Like?
Today, Rik Hafer, chair of the Department of Economics and Finance at Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville and research fellow with the Show Me Institute, and Susan Feigenbaum, an economics professor at the University of Missouri–Saint Louis, published an op-ed in the St. Louis Business Journal, “Will future health care look like Canada’s or Britain’s?”
Will our future health care look more like Canada’s or Britain’s system? The answer depends on whether the system adopted simply expands the Medicare approach. […]
Hafer and Feigenbaum explain that, although each country has a health system that is government-run, many differences exist between them. For example, the Canadians and Britons have responded differently to problems relating to patient access and financing. Whereas Canada has discouraged the expansion of private medical insurance, Britain has encouraged it.
For more information about the negative consequences of government involvement in health care, check out the Show-Me Institute’s study by Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics, “The Prognosis for National Health Insurance: A Missouri Perspective.”