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A Health Insurance System that Works

Why does the market function better for pets than for humans?

May 7, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 32 • By ELI LEHRER
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Pet insurance offers an important model for human health care reformers to learn from. And, where it falls down, it isn’t because markets are flawed, bad, or immoral, but rather because certain aspects of human health simply transcend the economic. 

Eli Lehrer is vice president of the Heartland Institute.

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