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Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On September 28, 2009 @ 11:06 am In Top of the Morning | Comments Disabled
A lot of the claims about the problems with health care from the free-market worshippers are based on the “moral hazard” doctrine, that people will receive all kinds of health care they don’t need if they aren’t forced to pay for it–sort of a polite way of saving that the people are the problem, not the for-profit insurance industry.
It’s worth going back and reading Malcolm Gladwell’s take  on the moral hazard doctrine in the New Yorker a few years ago. It is more relevant than ever in the current debate.
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 Malcolm Gladwell’s take: http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/08/29/050829fa_fact?currentPage=all
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