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Doctors as Car Dealers

January 20, 2007

In this post by Arnold Kling, he quotes Kevin Drum’s fear that with privatized health care, medical offices will turn into used car dealerships. Fine, let’s accept this characterization as true. The danger of receiving a lemon is minimal so the concern must be the hard sale. So what? The worst case scenario is that my doctor is pressuring me for additional blood tests, stool samples, and antibiotics. This is not a concern; it is an excuse for worry.