Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Health economics lesson #745

This guy's outrage is so cute! (ÞWho else? - It is about Tennessee.)

In short, Tennessee is gutting their public health system, which inspires some outrage, and then some counter-outrage in the linked piece. I wanted to link it because I lost count of how many items in Arbyte's post nearly made the author's head explode, yet are, shall we say, less controversial around here. Sample:
I, a resident of Oregon, am supposed to help pay for Tennessee's brave new collapsing socialist experiment? By what right? I can't seem to shake the phrase "no taxation without representation" from my mind.

Can I get a Heh?

5 Comments:

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Sacamano said...

Interestingly, while he cites Canada and England as places that ration health resources, he doesn't cite his own state of Oregon, which has explicitly grappled with the concept of healthcare rationing.

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Sean McCormick said...

You get both a 'heh' and an 'amen!'

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger Sacamano said...

No doubt you will be posting on this

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Funny enough, the original article points out why mixed systems suck so badly. If you have a government service aimed at the poor alone, it is an easy target for cuts. That's the lesson I drew from it.

 
At 1:12 PM, Blogger Greg said...

I think he should post this instead. Warning it requires registration.

 

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