On Airlines, Hospitals, Blizzards and Flu Outbreaks

Here is a really interesting article comparing the airline industry to the public health system, with full service hospitals being the legacy carriers, serving everyone and subsidizing low fare services with high fare ones. Specialty hospitals are the upstart airlines, able to focus on only providing profitable services. And as they all cut capacity to remain profitable, what happens when crisis hits? We just saw what happens to airlines when a blizzard strikes; so what happens to hospitals when a pandemic hits?

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One response to “On Airlines, Hospitals, Blizzards and Flu Outbreaks

  1. zeusiswatching

    Considering the fine a bunch of airlines just paid for price fixing, I wonder if hospitals should receive such scrutiny too?

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