Pathologies of the health care system

Another good op-ed from John Cochrane in the Wall Street Journal about health care, What to Do on the Day After Obamacare.

Cochrane agrees that many of the problems in health care are caused by previous government meddling:

Most pathologies in the current system are creatures of previous laws and regulations.

And, he again writes eloquently on how these previous laws and regulations distort the medical care and health insurance markets to cause the very pathologies that Obamacare supporter think more regulation will fix.

2 thoughts on “Pathologies of the health care system

  1. A corollary to the maxim that two wrongs don’t make a right is that you can’t fix bad regulations with more regulations. Instead, you repeal the original bad legislation. Unfortunately, as I noted in a previous post, the kings men keep trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again.

    • Yep, but I’d edit your corollary to: “you can’t fix the bad outcomes of regulations with more regulations.”


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