Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hsieh LTE in NCBR

From Brian Schwartz, I learned that the Northern Colorado Business Report published one of my LTEs recently as well:
Kefalas readies comprehensive health-care bill

Every country with a single-payer system saves money by rationing and waiting lists. You can save a lot of money by forcing women to wait months for their chemotherapy for their newly diagnosed breast cancer. You can save money by limiting the numbers of cardiac surgeries per year. This is commonplace in Canada. But the patients pay the ultimate price. Do we really want this in America?

Paul Hsieh, MD

Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM)
(I'm not sure of the exact date, so I'll attribute it to 1/16/2009.)