Bertrand lost his mother a few weeks ago. She could have been saved had she had access to Western health care. Benin is a perfect example of a market driven health care system. Not enough patients have the money to pay for expensive treatments, so expensive treatments don’t exist.
The more time I spend in the developing world, the more I’m convinced of three things:
- Citizens and business should pay taxes.
- Governments exist to correct market failures.
- Governments accomplish #2 through #1.