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The Art of the Con, Free Market Fantasies Dept. 0

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. 1 is 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.


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