What’s the alternative?
Question asked by thoughtful innovators
So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
Three GOP lawmakers introduced it. The North Carolina hospital association, which last year gave more than $1 million to political candidates, opposes it, saying it would benefit a handful of doctors. The state employees association is for it. Its spokesman says,” Lawmakers have a chance to give citizens relief from extraordinarily over-inflated hospital prices. It’s ridiculous if they don’t take that opportunity.” North Carolina’s gastroenterologists and orthopedists, both of whom often perform outpatient surgical procedures, support it.
To borrow a phrase from the real estate and business world, “It’s location, location, location!” Or, in monetary terms, “It’s money, money, money!”