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Morals Matter in Policy Making

Bastiat.3The notion that there are only two options for healthcare… 1) Central single payer systems vs 2) The current U.S. system or worse…is a false dilemma with false choices.

Efficient economies (socially sustainable marketplaces) utilize multiple financial tools depending on hierarchy of need or desired outcome. And successful self-regulating systems keep as many incentives aligned at the level of the individual end-user as possible; and ensure individual liberty as a first principle.

The desirable balance minimizes tragedy of the commons, maximizes individual responsibility, minimizes bureaucracy & waste, shames/ discourages rent-seeking behavior & cronyism, aligns reward with effort & risk, and always strives to preserve the sovereignty, liberty & choice of the individual as a preeminent principle.

Centralized tax-funded systems often crowd out these other needed tools within the marketplace and are biased heavily towards collective budgetary priorities, as opposed to individual needs/variations.

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A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

2 thoughts on “Morals Matter in Policy Making

  1. Said very succinctly. I run into this perceived dichotomy often; people have the assumption that because the current U.S. system is not working for average citizens that the only way to fix things is to go totally single-payer. We both know about all the great innovations that are out there.

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