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Jul 04

Montana’s experiment with state-run health clinics has already failed

It is the dream of every government truster: a system of government-run (“single payer”) medical providers and clinics, built on the model of an 1852 Virginia slave plantation.

In this fantasy world, loyal subjects needing health care or treatment would simply line up at the master’s porch. “Care” would be provided for “free.”

Montana’s legislature and governor launched an experiment with such “single payer” clinics (for state employees, only, of course) in 2012.

The experiment is already failing. See here. Far more expensive than advertised and with no discernible improvements in health outcomes.

Similar ideas have also failed in Vermont, Oregon and other states. See here.