Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lessons from TennCare

Turns out that single payer has been tried.  Turns out that when stuff is free people use more of it.  A lot more.  A free doctor visit is cheaper than paying $5 for cold medicine at the drugstore.  Turns out that employers prefer free to not free too--over just 55% of the people enrolled in Tenncare came from the uninsured; almost half came from employer provided health insurance.   

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