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Megan McArdle, MBA Biography

Columnist for Bloomberg View
Con to the question "Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?"

“A true national health care system, along the lines of Britain or Canada, would have advantages and disadvantages over what we have now. But one advantage that it doesn’t offer is to free us from the need to think about our health care in the cold logic of dollars and cents, rather than warm and fuzzy altruistic ideals.

Health care cannot be a right, full stop; it has to stop before we run out of wallet.”

“Health Care Is a Business, Not a Right,”, Aug. 23, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Columnist, Bloomberg View, July 15, 2013-present
  • Correspondent, Newsweek and The Daily Beast, June 2012-June 2013
  • Former writer and editor, The Atlantic, 2007-June 2012
  • Writer, The Economist, 2003-Aug. 2007
  • Blogger, “Live from the WTC” (renamed “Asymmetrical Information” in Nov. 2002), Nov. 2001-June 2013
  • Former Bernard Schwarz Fellow, New American Foundation
  • MBA, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
  • BA, English, University of Pennsylvania
  • Twitter handle: @asymmetricinfo
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?