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.
(Cross-posted from State House Call.)