Monday June 1, 2020

Free GP care is a misuse of scarce resources

It’s fatuous to pretend that GPs are immune from the laws of economics

21st June, 2015
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Would you give a lot of food to someone really hungry, or give everyone with a stomach a morsel? Will you use the state’s resources to give a little to all, or a lot to some? These are the big questions of public policy.

Given scarce resources, we elect politicians to make these choices, and we elect them based on their pre-election promises. You’ll be hearing a lot more of them fairly soon....

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