Universal Healthcare and Economic Freedom Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted by David Callahan on June 19, 2013 for Demos: Policy Shop

One of the most pernicious myths of the past half century is that guaranteeing healthcare for all Americans would strike a mortal blow against this country's system of free enterprise. 

That claim has been made endlessly in the context of the Affordable Care Act, and Obamacare critics are now ramping up their predictions of doom as implementation of the law grows near.

But as Robert Frank explained this weekend in the New York Times, the lived experience of other countries like Sweden with national healthcare systems doesn't bear out the fears.