According to a study that even the New Republic’s Jon Cohn admitted he
thought was probably exaggerated, being uninsured killed 18,000 people
a year this decade. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, on the
other hand, apparently kills 19,000 a year.
That’s from Megan McArdle, who continues:
Non libertarians can, of course, go along wishing that we would have
national health care and a War on Infection. But it’s worth asking
yourself: in a world of scarce resources, where you could only have
one, which would you choose? And by what principle?
The fact that I have read very few sentences today does not diminish the stellar quality of these thoughts.