September 23, 2007 5:57PM

Cash‐​Only House Calls

An article in today’s New York Times provides another example of how, when the patient owns and controls the money involved, entrepreneurs respond with medical services far more convenient and customer‐​friendly than your typical doctor’s office visit. 

Critics of physician house‐​call services will argue that such services are great if you have $250 to $450 to spare. I see these stories and wonder what types of services low‐​income workers would already have if they had been allowed to own and control all of their health care dollars for the past several decades.

H.T. Bob Budd.