Thursday, February 06, 2020

Maybe Free Health Care Isn't Such a Good Thing

Who hasn't heard of coronavirus? But how many people know the story of the folks who live in Wuhan (Hubei Province), China where health care is free . . . but overwhelmed?

China’s Hubei province, the landlocked region of 60 million people where the new coronavirus dubbed 2019-nCoV was first identified in December

Hubei -- known for its car factories and bustling capital Wuhan -- is paying the price, with the mortality rate for coronavirus patients there 3.1%, versus 0.16% for the rest of China.

If the province was not sealed off, some people would have gone all around the country to try to get medical help, and would have turned the whole nation into an epidemic-stricken area - Bloomberg

Free isn't always a good thing.

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