Oscar Wilde famously said “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.”
Pondering the truthfulness of this might have helped the Louisville Courier Journal in today’s effort to discuss the price of health insurance without addressing the value of it.
The article bemoans the absence of universal health insurance on the federal level and lauds state efforts to subsidize premiums, while completely ignoring those who have made efforts to really bring down costs.
Hello? Sarah Palin, anyone?
Taxpayer subsidies are a very poor substitute for efforts to improve consumer value. Why is that so hard for some people to understand?