Monday, November 21, 2005
Four of Paul Krugman's recent op-eds in the New York Times have looked at health care economics and policy. Because of recent changes on the Times' web site, these have been moved to the Times Select section, meaning (i) they require a paid subscription and (ii) the usual RSS feed for Times articles isn't available. Oh, and they aren't available for free any more on the "unofficial Paul Krugman web site," either. Well, you're just going to have to pay to see these, or pull them off Lexis-Nexis (to make that easier to do, I have added the Lexis-Nexis link for each of these):
- November 18, 2005: A Private Obsession [Lexis-Nexis]
The Medicare drug benefit is an example of gratuitous privatization on a grand scale.
- November 14, 2005: Health Economics 101 [Lexis-Nexis]
Our patchwork, semiprivate system of health insurance is failing because insurance companies spend too much time screening applicants.
- November 11, 2005: The Deadly Doughnut [Lexis-Nexis]
Politicians who don' t believe in a positive role for government shouldn' t be allowed to design new government programs.
- November 7, 2005: Pride, Prejudice, Insurance [Lexis-Nexis]
National health insurance is the obvious solution for health care reform in America.