Dec 9, 2007

Larry Elder on government interference in health care

The reason health care isn't accessible to so many people is because of government interference. For example, a medic in Iraq who attends to fallen soldiers — but is not an M.D. — could not return stateside and open a practice. My aunt worked for over 30 years in a maternity ward. She told me that many times the new interns would say, 'Nurse Maggie, what drug should I use, and what kind of dosage?' Yet laws would prevent my aunt from opening up a pharmacy.

~ Larry Elder, "A Freer Market Can Cut Costs of Health Care," Investor's Business Daily, November 26, 2007

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