Graph of the Day for October 24, 2009

Randall Hoven
"There are, however, no examples of successful health care based on the principles of the free market, for one simple reason: in health care, the free market just doesn't work."
 - Paul Krugman.  





Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 


Hoven's Index for October 24, 2009


Number of health insurance mandates (coverage requirements) required by state legislatures in the US:  over 1,900.  (Source: Council for Affordable Health Insurance.) 


Estimated annual cost of health care regulations (2004): $169 billion.  (Source: Cato Institute.) 


Estimated annual savings of nationwide medical tort reform:  $54 billion.  (Source:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, quoting the CBO.)

"There are, however, no examples of successful health care based on the principles of the free market, for one simple reason: in health care, the free market just doesn't work."
 - Paul Krugman.  





Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 


Hoven's Index for October 24, 2009


Number of health insurance mandates (coverage requirements) required by state legislatures in the US:  over 1,900.  (Source: Council for Affordable Health Insurance.) 


Estimated annual cost of health care regulations (2004): $169 billion.  (Source: Cato Institute.) 


Estimated annual savings of nationwide medical tort reform:  $54 billion.  (Source:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, quoting the CBO.)