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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Is fee for service really the culprit for health care costs?

Fee for service is said to be a major cause of the high health care costs that we are told must be brought under control to save the economy.Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux,Chair of the Economics Department at George Mason University, argues that is not correct.Rather a major cause is the fact that much of medical care is paid for with someone else's money. Go here to read his entire commentary.

1 comment:

Chuck Brooks said...

The fee for service by itself isn't nearly enough to cover the external handling, management, bloated bureaucracy, rentier charges and perks demanded by those not providing the service.
Chuck Brooks
FutureWare SCG