Republicans are enduring an entirely predictable backlash to the Frankenstein’s monster they’ve proposed to replace the ACA. In a new post over at Forbes I describe the persistent logical flaw that blocks Republicans from proposing effective legislation on issues that matter – unrestrained markets cannot solve every problem.
There is no free market for health care. You cannot craft a free market for health care. Conditions under which people need health care inherently destroy the prerequisites for a market. It is impossible to build a system that will deliver effective health care without recognizing the limitations of unregulated markets.
In medical matters we expose one of the central problems with Republican ideology: less government does not always equal more freedom.