Rather than focusing on how money is raised to fund health care, government reformers should worry about how it is spent. That's the point of a column in The Economist.
It reviews struggles in Britain, France, Germany and the U.S. and concludes: "It is the job of governments to try to get more health care for the money that people pay. It is the job of providers to get more money for the health care services they offer and to avoid the unpleasant business of having to change their ways. They must be resisted."