Price Controls, Publicly Funded Insurance Won’t Deliver Value

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On Dec. 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( released their latest estimate of the country’s annual healthcare tab.

For the second straight year, U.S. healthcare spending topped $4 trillion. In 2021, health spending accounted for more than 18% of U.S. GDP.

Progressives tend to cite numbers like these when making their case for greater government involvement in healthcare — or even a government takeover of the health insurance system, a la Medicare for All.

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