Privatized Health Care Won’t Deliver

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“This paper starts by defining terms. It turns out the word private health care can mean a lot of things. The word “private” can be applied to a large for profit firm like American hospital corporation Humana which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange or a small community not for profit service for home bound seniors. Clear language is very important to the debate because too frequently people fight over words not ideas. Then the paper reviews the evidence on the private financing and for profit ownership for its impact on patient outcomes, health care costs, and other factors. Finally, the paper presents examples of non-profit solutions to our present problems with delays and access.”  Read the complete report.