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Friday, April 2, 2010
Health care reform stifles innovation
Washington will not be able to fill that void in medical innovation because government command and control of health care is incapable of fostering innovation. Countries with government-controlled (socialized) medicine have proven that government is only capable of limiting patient access to care (rationing) or setting artificial prices (price-fixing), both of which stifle innovation, reduce patient access, and lead to lower quality of care.