Retail Clinics Offer Dose of Competition

Published June 27, 2007

I agree with the Tribune’s June 27 editorial, “Competition is the best Rx,” and that limiting a consumer’s choice in health care is foolish. Competition is the only remedy for keeping costs and care in line with consumers’ demand for affordable and quality health services. The American Medical Association is simply prescribing a placebo for government regulation, while retail health clinics provide transparent prices and reliable customer service, meeting the demands of patients, not doctors.

James Rottet ([email protected]) is a legislative specialist for The Heartland Institute.