Saturday, August 08, 2009

Health Care: Paying More and Receiving Less

The rationale for health care reform is largely rooted in the claim that Americans pay more for health care while receiving less.

A few weeks ago, Marginal Revolution pointed out that the "amount we spend" comparisons never consider the cost of subsidizing medical education in places like France.

The Becker-Posner blog now argues that US health outcomes are not worse once you control for the variables not related to health care quality.

Disconcerting. I was all on board for health care reform, now I'm not sure if we don't pay less and get more.