ABSTRACT: Rather than attempting to find some way to make a centralized, taxpayer-funded system work in a less offensive and less costly manner we should be examining how to remove government altogether from the delivery of health care services. Real and effective reform of medical practice involves a return to genuine markets where consumers are able to choose who to consult from the full range of possible providers at a price set in markets.
AUTHOR: Brian Bedkober is a medical doctor who has served as the National President of the Private Doctors of Australia, which started in 1968 as a disgruntled break-away group from within the Australian Medical Association. The organisation took umbrage at the AMA’s readiness to negotiate with government on matters that were considered beyond the proper scope of government control.
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