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Why Obama's Government Takeover of Health Care Will Be a Disaster (Encounter Broadsides)

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Summary of What's Wrong with Public Health Care

By HVeinott - November 15, 2009

Excellent short book on all that's wrong with ObamaCare. Dr. Gratzer is a former Canadian psychiatrist who has had exposure to both Canadian and US health care systems. He provides evidence that many health outcomes are significantly better in the US on average. The major tenets of Obama's health care reform are provided and critiqued. The book also provides a much needed reminder of how we got into our current situation. In the 1940s, as a result of wage and price controls, employers started offering health insurance when they couldn't offer higher salaries. Then the IRS made insurance premiums paid by employers non-taxable. Gradually, most services became covered by employment based health plans, thus separating the cost of the service from the consumer. This could only lead to rising costs, leaving those without employer based coverage unable to afford care. It has been government intervention, not the free market, which has lead to many of our current problems. The book offers a... read more

Is this just a fantasy, or not?

By Geoff Puterbaugh - December 15, 2009

David Gratzer (and I) would like for you to imagine a world where "health-care reform" is a non-issue. It is a non-issue because the government and the insurance companies play almost no part in health care (AKA "going to see the doctor.") In this world, you go to see the doctor in exactly the same way as you go to see an automobile mechanic: he fixes the problem, and you pay him cash.

Well, welcome to Disneyland, you may be muttering. But it's not Disneyland. It's the country I grew up in, the United States of America in the 1950's --- and it's also the country I live in right now. Both of these "Fantasyland" countries had no tolerance at all for frivolous malpractice lawsuits, and jury awards which amounted to "another way of winning the lottery." You could NOT sue your doctor for $150 million without getting laughed out of court.

Well, the malpractice plague struck America, and soon doctors were paying anywhere from $30,000 to $250,000 a year for... read more

AN EARLY AND BRIEF CRITIQUE OF THE OBAMA HEALTH PLAN

By Steven H. Propp - September 19, 2012

Dr. David Gratzer is a physician and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, as well as the author of The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care and Code Blue: Reviving Canada's Health Care System.

He wrote in this 2009 booklet, "One of the core ideas of ObamaCare is to create a British-style government panel to steer treatment decisions on this side of the Atlantic. Rationing by committee. It's one of the ideas that will radically transform American health care, leaving us with a shattered private insurance market and a huge government bureaucracy." (Pg. 2)

He argues, "If the public option is popular, then the benefits of private health investment will gradually be wiped out as government-run insurance dominates the marketplace---hence the criticism that the public option is a 'Trojan horse' for... read more

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