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By Gerald Friedman
University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Why market competition has not brought down health care costs

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) It is easier than ever to buy stuff. You can purchase almost anything on Amazon with a click, and it is only slightly harder to find a place to stay in a foreign city on Airbnb.

So why can’t we pay for health care the same way?

My research into the economics of health care suggests we should be able to do just that, but only if we say goodbye to our current system of private insurance – and the heavy administrative burden that goes along with it. Republica...



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