My latest post for HealthJusticeCT attacks two aspects of government health spending.
First, buying healthcare for people is inefficient because they may prefer to have something else. This inefficiency is part of the reason taxpayers don’t get their money’s worth from government healthcare spending.
Also, it dovetails nicely with “social determinants of health.” Basically, this is an academic line of thinking that builds on the common sense insight that where you live and who you live with affects your health.
Second, I explain how government spending beyond the means of taxpayers today only hurts future taxpayers. We are failing them by restricting their choices and preempting their prosperity.