Comment: The most destructive law in health care is the HMO Act of 1973

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The most destructive law in health care is the HMO Act of 1973

Yet you never hear anyone talking about it. Experiments in employer-provided health care failed miserably in the market before the HMO Act of 1973. There were only 40 HMO-type organizations in the entire United States until this bill was passed.

Socialized medicine is a horrendous concept, but in many ways the American insurance-controlled system is worse than government control. With government force insurance corporations have taken over medicine. They are a wedge in between patient and doctor.

Of course ignorant progressives blame the market, but this is a direct consequence of government intervention.

The HMO Act of 1973 is the problem and must be repealed.

**Also, I wish people would start referring to the HMO Act of 1973 as Nixoncare.