James P. Whalen is not alone in claiming that the business model of medicine has made the U.S. health-care system too expensive, inaccessible, inequitable, and mediocre. His misdiagnosis of what ails American health care, however, leads him to prescribe less of what the system needs to improve: real competition.

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Summer 2006 Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It