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Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Tenth Amendment is the Best Medicine

This is my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:
Surely, if poorer countries can afford universal health care, the United States should, right?

But that's asking the wrong question. Consider that while all nations of Europe have some form of government-run health care, the systems vary in the different countries; there is no one-size-fits, European Union program.

We shouldn't be asking, "Why doesn't the federal government provide universal health care?" but rather, "Why doesn't California? Or Georgia? Or Ohio, Mississippi, Vermont, Nebraska, or Wisconsin? If the people in those states, or any state, really wanted such a system, they could certainly afford it, because other countries of similar size and less wealth provide it.

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