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Opinion: Free-Market Reforms Won’t Fix Health Care System

In a Los Angeles Times opinion piece, Beverly Hills physician Daniel Stone questions Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's strategy to use free-market initiatives "to improve access to care." He writes, "Despite Romney's optimism, free markets will never solve the problems." Stone argues, "If universal coverage is the goal, there is no alternative to subsidies funded by employers and taxpayers."

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