How would you counter this argument?
So, to be clear, I am a right wing libertarian, but this is an argument against free market run healthcare I thought of some time ago and however I try, I just can’t disprove it. So I come to you, seeking help.
If free market is supposed to work, consumer has to have a free choice between diferent sellers, diferent enterprises, with no one forcing him to choose one or the other. For example, if I am looking to buy a new phone, I first decide to go to Apple store. If I think their products are overpriced, or that I simply don’t like them, I can freely decide to go to another shop, in which price, or the product itself, is better. This is one of the key mechanisms, why free market works and is better than state planned economy.
In healthcare however, you may not have this option. If you are in hospital, sometimes you can’t just choose to get to another hospital, if you think price is too big, or treatment is worse, than it could be, because you may be risking your health, or maybe even your life. Or if you’re unconscious, you’re unable to choose at all. Thus, in the field of healthcare, this vital mechanism, on which free market stands, just doesn’t work.
Or does it?
How would you ”destroy” this argument?
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