At the San Francisco Chronicle, Kristin Luker skewers some of the “free market” fantasies with which Republican dress up their attempts to deny health care to the citizenry.
Here’s the list; follow the link for the discussion (emphasis in the original):
- Fantasy No. 1is the idea that people shop for health insurance just as they shop for peas.
- Fantasy No. 2 is the idea that the patient is the consumer. No. The physician is the consumer . . . .
- Fantasy No. 3 is that health care is an individual matter. This is nonsense — all health is public health.