Supply, Demand and Heart Attacks

According to two new studies being presented at this weekend's American Economic Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, market forces do operate in some way in the health-care market.

The U.S. health-care system, with its bizarre pricing mechanisms and convoluted relationship between supply and demand, is probably about as far from a free market as anything in the country's economy gets. Yet according to two studiesbeing presented at this weekend's American Economic Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, market forces do operate in some way.

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