LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Health care no exception to free-market rule

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I just returned from another in a seemingly endless series of panels and seminars that address the upcoming Obamacare implementation. One phrase I kept hearing was that our goal is to achieve “high-quality health care at the lowest possible cost.” Is that not the same goal for everything we purchase, whether it be computers, cellphones, automobiles, homes, food or anything else?

With respect to all the items on that list except health care, we have achieved this goal — through the free enterprise system and competition. Why do we think that high-quality, affordable health care is an exception to this rule and will be achieved through a government-run program? It will not. We need to go back to a system that we know has worked and that has made us the richest nation in the world. The answer to high-quality, cost-effective health care lies in the free market, not in Washington.



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