Krugman: Government Involvement Is Only Reason Health Care System Works At All

08/30/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • PAUL KRUGMAN nytimes.com

At a recent town hall meeting, a man stood up and told Representative Bob Inglis to "keep your government hands off my Medicare." The congressman, a Republican from South Carolina, tried to explain that Medicare is already a government program -- but the voter, Mr. Inglis said, "wasn't having any of it."

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