Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Contradiction at the LA Times

This article is written by Noam Levy at the LA Times. Note the contradiction between two paragraphs in the article:

The problem, Tunis and others experts say, is that leaving the decisions to the marketplace -- as the U.S. healthcare system has done for decades -- has not produced very good results, even for patients.

Even state lawmakers have gotten in on the act, passing hundreds of laws requiring that insurance companies provide particular benefits such as prostate cancer screening or, in one case, varicose vein treatment. According to the Council for Affordable Health Insurance, an industry group, there are more than 2,000 insurance mandates nationwide.

Hmm... State laws mandating coverages—how is that the free market at work, exactly?

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