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  •  Standard economic theory tells you (1+ / 0-)
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    that this is not a free market, and cannot be one.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 04:51:42 PM PDT

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    •  Huh? And how does it tell us this? (0+ / 0-)

      A free market is not a very well defined term but it generally means a market with minimal government interference.

      There are many countries with just that kind of health system - usually poor ones with minimal government.  You may not like the results, but claiming that health care cannot be a free market is demonstrably false.

      However, what does that have to do with anything we are discussing?  Is anyone suggesting eliminating all government regulation of the US healthcare market?  Or is this just a silly straw man?

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