May 07

Government slave plantation health care generating more ‘group doctor visits’


Every government program designed to help poor people get health care produces the opposite effect: Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare all subsidize artificial demand, causing prices to rise.

If government withdrew its evil tentacles from health care, medical prices would quickly adjust downward and quality would quickly adjust upward.

Markets always win.

Now the New York Times has published a story about the growth of ‘group doctor visits’ in which one doctor meets with and treats numerous patients at once.

Of course, such group doctor treatments violate doctor-patient privilege and fundamental rules of medical privacy and confidentiality; but such innovations are one way that markets are working to function in spite of the government’s massive regulatory obstacles.