AN OASIS IN A WORLD OF HACKS, HUSTLERS, AND HIRED SPIN
posted by The Cunning Realist at Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Bon Voyage CR...I myself have been on the road quite a bit...looking forward to substantive commentary here on your oasis from spin regarding the upcoming political catfighting. Maybe you are steering clear from all that in your "important new feature" but I wait with bated breath all the same.
Every now and then the leftists give me some hope. Salon Magazine touching on some of my arguing points concerning healthcare on this blog. I'm suprised a leftist magazine could stop bashing Walmart long enough to be fair for a change. To be fair to Salon I have read some good articles over the years in their magazine. http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/02/19/retail_health_clinics/They worry that patients will have no sensible place to follow up their test results, and that putting a clinic in a mall or a Wal-Mart could expose shoppers to people with a contagious illness. This is not what they are worried about of course. They are worried about expanding supply...that would naturally mean lower prices. The AMA has been fighting this every step of the way. Leftists hate economics and always convince themselves that we just need to give the poor enough money to go to doctors. The reason that doesn't work is because you just increase demand without increasing supply. The AMA (unlike most leftists) understand economics. That is why they do everything to limit supply so they can command whatever prices they want. They limit clinics, they limit what PAs and experienced RNs are allowed to do, and they limit access to medical colleges. They are more than happy to cheerlead for more handouts to the poor. They are more than happy for the increased demand. They just make sure congress gets enough campaign contributions so their agenda of limiting supply stays in place.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/02/25/moneytales.DTLmy good friend Burt Blumert
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