Monday, August 3, 2009

The Unintended Consequences of Health Care Reform

Here is an interesting article on the unintended consequences of legislation.

Is it not interesting that in the great social experiment of health care reform happening before our eyes no one seems to be considering in the media how behavior will change with incentives?

For example here is a piece in favor of taxing "cadillac" health plans. Only way that happens is with a union exception given labors ties to the supermajority so don't hold your breath. But if it did the tax revenues would dry up when the deduction did in 90% of the cases.

And whose to say the vast majority of physicians would continue to work with their decisions being questioned by comparative effectiveness data.

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