Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Fairy Tale That is Universal Health Care

Thomas Sowell on the costs of medical care:

Just as medical care, houses and cars were all cheaper when they lacked things that they have today, so medical care in other countries is cheaper when they lack many things that are more readily available in the United States.

There are more than four times as many Magnetic Resonance Imaging units (MRIs) per capita in the United States as in Britain or Canada, where there are government-run medical systems. There are more than twice as many CT scanners per capita in the United States as in Canada and more than four times as many per capita as in Britain.

Is it surprising that such things cost money?

1 comment:

Harrison said...

Don't tell them this stuff they won't like it! As long as you have nothing more serious than a hangnail you'll be fine! 15% of the population of England needs to go to the hospital and 1-3% of them end up waiting for 6 months to a year. No thanks!