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A Real Health Care Crisis

By on 8.8.06 | 11:54AM

Investor's Business Daily on John Kerry's health care plan:

Want a real crisis?

Absolve people of their duty through a universal third-party payer - the government - and watch a problem erupt. With little or no money coming out of their pockets, people will overuse the system, sending costs even higher through increased demand. The strain placed on medical professionals will make waiting times unbearable. With no mechanism for self-rationing in place - such as personal responsibility or cost - the government will ration care.

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