Now that the ACA has entrenched "free" preventive care in the law, the NYT comes out and tells us that the "it saves money" justification is false. No mention that such evidence was already available before the ACA became law.
I remember posting here about a New England Journal of Medicine article that warned us preventive care actually causes overall medical spending to rise, not fall.
The nanny-staters plugged their ears, wanting nothing to rebut their preferred Narrative for pursuing socialized medicine.
Now we're on the hook for expanding MaineCare, with the same false justifications being repeated endlessly.
So does the writer of the article say we should rethink our policy about forced spending on preventive care?
Of course not!
Instead, the call is to switch justification for the policy to, "it makes us happier."
Sheesh. So much for a free country.
The worst thing about our nation's health care regulations is not the cost, IMO.
It's the unintended (or intended?) suppression of disruptive innovation that could transform not only the way medical care is delivered, but the way it's financed.
We'll never know what the fertile, creative minds of Americans would come up with if regulations weren't enforcing one particular paradigm (so-called insurance).