Part of the "Critiques of Libertarianism" site.
Last updated 10/25/07.
Libertarians, with their ideological demands of minimal government, see no role for government in medicine or medical insurance. However, the market failures are so severe, the incentives so perverted, that the mostly private US system has bottom-ranked health care outcomes.
Socialized medicine; socialized medical insurance; drug, medical device, and therapy regulation; government management of epidemiology and vaccination; extension of these to dentistry: these are all anathema to libertarians and most other conservatives. Worldwide experience shows that the uniquely private (in the first world) US system gives the worst results, but at the highest price.
Copyright 2007 by Mike Huben ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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