John R. Graham | Wednesday December 23, 2015 at 9:08 AM PST | Comments Off on French Doctors Lose Strike Against “Free” Health Care
After a long and arduous fight, French politicians have approved a law abolishing patients’ upfront payments to physicians, which was a promise of President François Hollande’s Socialist Party. Currently, patients usually pay about £23 ($25) when they see a general practitioner. However, some of this fee is reimbursed by the national health scheme or...
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Tags: Affordable Care Act, co-payment, François Hollande, Medicare, Medigap, Obamacare, single payer, socialized medicine
John C. Goodman | Wednesday July 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM PST | 1 Comment
Just as noneconomists think wages can be set at any level, some people think that any public policy is possible. If wages are judged to be too low, the noneconomist thinks that’s because the business owner is hardhearted. If a public policy is judged insufficiently generous, the person unfamiliar with public choice thinks that...
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Tags: Business, CAT scan, cost sharing, Economics, health insurance, health savings accounts, Healthcare, hospitals, Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Medigap, National Health Service, Obamacare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, patients, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, single payer, socialized medicine, Taxation, Welfare