Obama’s Socialist Health Board

The Heritage Foundation has a long but well worth reading article  on Obama’s Socialist Health Board  to be funded in the stimulus bill (HR 1).    Here is the concluding paragraph:


As is clear from the British experience and other international examples, a comparative effectiveness strategy that relies on central planning and coercion would not only be counterproductive in the long run–because it would undermine the incentives for medical innovation–but would also lead to the imposition of cost constraints that would worsen patients’ medical conditions and damage the quality of their lives.

Helen Evans, Ph.D., is a citizen of the United Kingdom. A registered general nurse, she is the Director of Nurses for Reform and a Health Fellow with the Adam Smith Institute of London, England.


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