American health care kills. And it’s because markets for health
care services are grossly distorted. That’s the assessment of
businessman David Goldhill, whose father died of a hospital
acquired infection. Goldhill wrote up what he discovered
subsequently in an article for the Atlantic Monthly entitled, “How
American Health Care Killed My Father.” One of the key problems in
American health care, he says, is that the consumer of health care
services or products is rarely paying directly.