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.