Monday, November 21, 2011

Kurisko on Canada and ObamaCare

Dr. Lee Kurisko discusses "Why Obamacare Will Be Worse than Canadian Healthcare":

Dr. Kurisko is a radiologist who used to practice in Canada before he relocated to the US.

One of his key themes is the "fatal conceit" of the central planners in both Canada and the US who think they can devise top-down health care "systems" more efficiently than the marketplace. Of course, the inevitable result is shortages.

Another is the difference between genuine insurance (to protect against expensive but rare unforseen problems) and the current US system of inefficient 3rd-party prepaid care masquerading as insurance.

Dr. Kurisko also discusses a variety free-market reforms as an alternative to ObamaCare.