TOLFA Segment 13, Question 2

If as a single-payer government can use its huge buying power to keep the cost of health care low, why shouldn't government operate a health service? That was part of the promise, in countries where it's been implemented. The promise is empty; in every case costs are out of control or else the service is abysmal. It doesn't work.
Even on that unlikely assumption, it would be unacceptable for government to monopolize health care because the only person entitled to decide how he is to be treated is the individual patient; government by its nature must remove all such choice.
Government cannot even manage the Post Office; health is far too important to expose to incompetant bureaucrats, and far too private to expose to government snoops.

Don't hurry away; even when you've got the right answer, try clicking on the others to see why they are wrong! Then when you have correctly answered this make notes in your student notebook, go to Question 3.

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