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Therefore, all of your elasticity and supply & demand arguments collapse into the absurd.

Ya right. Maybe you should invest the same amount of effort (as Galt did) into supporting the contentions you make. Better yet.....why don't you and J.R. go some place and discuss the human condition with one another. Your simplistic brand of how wonderful government is just because you proclaim is boring and useless.

Now since you addressed the post to Galt personally.....I would suggest you you read this thread:

I hope you just weren't aware and not swooping in to pick on a dead man like J.R.

Now if you have something compelling to say about healthcare I would be happy to take up Galt's side of the discussion (I don't pretend to assert I would do so as well he). But, if all you have to offer is hippy dippy condemnation of capitalism and praises of government......don't bother.

Here is a suggestion. Actually read this Friedman piece:

And cogently dispute his contention about third party payment. I have yet to see anyone do it. Until you have done that, you can't make the assertion you do about what the free market has done to healthcare without looking like a moron.....but, that's just my opinion. There are plenty of people that look at it like you do. :-)
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