Health Care Reform

It’s good to see at least some states doing something sensible about health care reform. What’s amazing is that the Florida legislature passed the new law unanimously. There are (at least) two lessons here:

  • Government attempts to increase the availability of health care can easily decrease the availability of health care. The same goes for a lot of other things too. This is Hayek’s knowledge problem at work.
  • When government is in the business of writing checks, lots of people show up to argue why they should also get a check. The argument is always that it is good for “the people”, but it is “the people” who ultimately pay the bill.

I hope some other states follow Florida’s lead.


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