Oct 21, 2007

Szasz on government's role in health care

The State can protect and promote the interests of its sick, or potentially sick, citizens in one of two ways only: either by coercing physicians, and other medical and paramedical personnel, to serve patients — as State-owned slaves in the last analysis, or be creating economic, moral, and political circumstances favorable to a plentiful supply of competent physicians and effective drugs.

~ Thomas Szasz, “The Right to Health," The Georgetown Law Journal, March 1969

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