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What Uber Can Teach Us about Health Care

One of the most interesting things about Uber is the way its prices change at different times of day and at certain times during the year. In a nutshell, when demand is usually high, prices go up and in normal times they come back down. This is called “surge pricing” or “dynamic pricing” and it is most common at peak times on Friday and Saturday nights, on certain holidays, such as Halloween and New Year’s Eve, and during particularly big events and bad weather conditions.

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”

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A BETTER CHOICE: Healthcare Solutions for America
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to “repeal and replace” it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?

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