Despite the aggressive title of this article, my goals are modest. I begin by explaining briefly what should at any rate be obvious: that health care policies inescapably raise moral and political difficulties, difficulties that no technical fix could resolve. I move on to puzzle over the connections between some of the more abstract issues of moral and political theory and medical policy: here I urge that we develop a more sustained taste for exploring the moral conflicts embedded in our current practices. Finally, I suggest a strategy for making nitty-gritty facts-from the concrete world of third-party payment, expensive technology, and the rest-do theoretically innovative work for us, and use that strategy to sketch an argument against the market model of health care provision.
Herzog, Don. "How to Argue About Health Care." Medical Care Research and Review 44, no. 1 (1987): 11-36.