Free Market in Health Care
Report by Betty Sakai
Executive Director of the Benjamin Rush Institute in Half Moon Bay, CA, Dr. Beth Haynes discussed the work of the Institute, to work with medical students and professionals, to protect the doctor-patient relationship, to preserve healthcare freedom. She confided she went into medicine to help people, that doctors go into medicine to help people. She quit practicing medicine 15 years ago because good medicine requires freedom. Increasing government regulations were making it more and more difficult to practice good medicine.
The liberal mind fears the free market but in truth a free market has never existed in medicine. Government has been involved in medicine messing it up for over 100 years. Many equate the free market with uncontrolled costs and demand government control the industry to prevent anyone from being left out on the street without affordable care. The problem is one of being informed, staying objective, and remaining rational.
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