Medicynical Note: This is where we find out if in a democracy we can control health care costs by choosing the most cost efficient approaches. Markets won’t work. The rub is the influence of the big moneyed lobbies of the Medical Industrial Complex….the game is on!
Why markets won’t work in health care was discussed 50 years ago by Kenneth Arrow and nothing seems to have disproven his contentions since them. Read this for an introduction… and this for the original discussion.