Commentary -- What we spend on health care is none of government's business
By Sheldon Richman
"Preventive care" is one of the magic formulas often invoked in discussions of so-called health-care reform. Don't worry about the apparent costs of reform, we're told, because we're going to save a ton of money with -- fanfare -- preventive care.
To listen to this promise, you'd think no one would get sick if the government created the right incentives to avoid disease.
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