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September 29th, 2009 11:57 am
Must Read
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Strangely, this piece comes from the Huffington Post but it’s authored by Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC, who seems to be more open-minded.

His point?  Democrats so often claim that the “market” is broken because health care is expensive and too many people lack health coverage.  Well, one reason that health care is too expensive is because the government helps to create health care monopolies in the states and even prevents consumers from shopping across state lines for cheaper/better insurance.

There is no true “market” for health care if you live in North Dakota where Blue Cross controls 90% of the market.  There is little choice in Maine where Wellpoint controls 71% of the market.  Capitalism works best when consumers have choices between companies.  Health care companies should beg and compete for our business, not the other way around.

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