The Cost of Hospital Protectionism

The rising cost of health insurance remains a top concerns for many individuals. Without action to reduce costs, health insurance is likely to become unaffordable for an increasingly large portion of society. The Protectionist nature of government intervention in the marketplace is a driving force in exploding health-care costs. By reforming the perverse and counterproductive role that public policy has played in the regulation of American health care, it would be possible to better protect essential services, without disregarding patients’ interests and those responsible for paying for care.