Hey Josh Kanter? It’s easy to attack the “free market” when you don’t know what it is

Just like Pee-wee Herman saying “I meant to do that”, Alliance for a Better Utah’s founder and chair Josh Kanter likes moving the goalposts and declaring victory. In an op-ed light on both facts and arguments to support his thesis, he derides the abysmal health care industry as being an example of the free market being an abject failure at delivering medicine. Let’s pick apart this exercise in how to write like an overconfident high school sophomore. One thing he does get correct is defining a functional free market, one in…

Healthy Utah May Be Improved, But It’s Still a Bum Deal

Healthcare

The Utah Senate today passed SB64 S01, a modification of the Healthy Utah plan to more-or-less implement Medicaid expansion without calling it that. (Because: REASONS.) It makes a number of improvements to the original plan (including numerous automatic termination conditions), but it still maintains a fatal flaw: it doesn’t improve health care. In fact, it’s just a big expansion of subsidies to insurance companies and the medical industry with no expectation of improved quality of care or reduction in costs. Talking points from Gov's office on Healthy Utah 2.0, up…