Government programs and policies allegedly aimed at keeping Americans healthy achieve the very opposite result.
Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare all subsidize demand without increasing supply, causing prices to rise. The result is that health care has become absurdly expensive.
Consequently, almost no one is able to purchase health goods or services as needs arise. So many purchase health “insurance.” And now government forces people to buy health “insurance.”
But a new study by Bernard Black and colleagues finds that the uninsured consume fewer healthcare services but have no more deteriorating health than the insured.
Moreover, people without health insurance “do not die significantly faster than the insured.” See here.