Is health care a right, or a service that we pay for like any other? The answer to that question makes a big difference. Two officials with the Sutherland Institute addressed that question in a hearing before a committee of the Utah Legislature.

It may seem paradoxical, but acting as if health care is a right actually reduces access to care, while viewing it as a service can expand access. They also commend “authentic charity care” as a way of complementing the market.

You can read their full remarks here (PDF), and about authentic charity care here.

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(Cross-posted from State House Call.)

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