Universal Health Care and Moral Principles

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks of the "morality" of universal health care, but she doesn't seem to consider whether it is moral for the state to usurp the rights and decision making powers of individual patients and doctors and force them into a bureaucratically controlled system that will likely provide inferior service. Acton's Director of Programs, Michael Miller, joins host David Welch on Panhandle Live in Martinsburg, West Virginia to discuss that very issue. Miller asserts that in places where the government provides universal, "free" health care, the costs of care quickly spiral out of control, and access to and quality of care is invariably degraded. While our health care system in the US has many problems, the solutions do not lie in increased government involvement in the health care market. Rather, we should turn to more market-oriented solutions.

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