- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 11, 2012

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

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.

ROY MILLER

Phoenix

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide