Monday, January 21, 2008


I was watching a presidential primary debate on CNN. Every candidate was talking about how he/she would usher in universal health care.

I am pretty surprised that no one spoke about how they are going to handle the volume as a result of this. No one seems to be questioning whether the present infrastructure is capable of handling increased volumes. I would think that increasing the number of doctors and taking steps to reduce the cost of medical education would help bring down health care costs. Maybe they could find ways to reduce opportunistic law suits that drive up the cost of health care. Anyways I am not very knowledgeable about this issue, but that brings me to another point.

While I believe in the virtues of a free market system, and think it played an important role in making US a world power, I have also noticed a few drawbacks to it here.

A developed country should ensure that every citizen has easy access to

1) Health care
2) Higher education
3) The law

but all three of these are extremely expensive to a middle class citizen here.

1 comment:

Arun said...

when politicans promise something wat they mean is throwing money at it(budget) which they assume will take care of infrastructural challenges. it maybe true for most except things whose resources cant be created/bought with money(like land,energy to some extent)
i agree healthcare is expensive. not with education or law. infact here school is free. even college education is affordable by most means when compare the median US household income.