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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

As Maine Goes on Medical Care So Goes the Nation?

“Maine is the Charlie Brown of health care. The state’s legislators have tried for decades to fix its system, but their efforts have always fallen short: health insurance premiums are still among the least affordable in the nation, health care spending per person is among the highest and hospital emergency rooms are among the most crowded. Indeed, many overhauls to the system have done little more than squeeze a balloon — solving one problem while worsening another…. Maine’s history is a cautionary tale for national health reform.” (New York Times, Wednesday)

Maybe something is too complex even for politicians.

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  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.