This is an interesting site about Free-Market medicine.
I particularly like this article where David Gratzer (author of The Cure) explains what the real problem is, and why socialization is not the answer. It begs the question: if we ARE in a market-driven system, why is it that costs don’t go down like other high-tech fields? The answer is: we’re NOT in a market-driven system. And it’s tough to argue that a truly market-driven system definitely wouldn’t work. So shouldn’t we try it first?
A lot of the rest of the site has videos that dispel some myths about the current system…like the number of people that are uninsured by choice, and the extent of the safety net for those who don’t have a choice.
A sister site, On the Fence Films, has a video about a brain surgery patient from Ontario which illustrates the flaws in a single-payer system. Many of the arguments for “rationed care” simply comes to this: only poor people are important, and those with jobs and money should have to wait just like everyone else. Tell that to this gentleman. The dirty truth is…even a poor person in the U.S. with no “coverage” would have better “access” than this middle class family in Ontario. And our private system would eat the bill.