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Fixing the game

October 13, 2009

This is aimed at lawmakers, but it should be seen by people who think the current system is just fine:

Not to put too fine a point on it, but there are two industries that are exempt from antitrust laws.  Some people (George Will comes to mind) may think baseball is life-and-death, but it isn’t.  Health care, on the other hand, is literally that.  People die because they’re excluded from insurance.  That has to stop, and a public option is the best place to start.

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  1. October 15, 2009 at 13:34 | #1

    Generally, if George Will is for something, I’m against it.

    So Health Care Insurers and providers are free to do price-fixing? Is that really true?

  2. October 15, 2009 at 13:49 | #2

    So Health Care Insurers and providers are free to do price-fixing? Is that really true?

    Insurers, yes are free to fix prices, but as I understand it providers have some antitrust enforcement.

    Also this – Ezra Klein: Why are insurers exempt from antitrust?.

    “…this is a case where a particular industry got its friends in Congress to do it a favor…”

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