La réponse du professeur Richard Epstein:

What if charities fail to provide for the poor?

In response to Epstein’s call in his book for private charities to provide care for those that cannot afford it in the marketplace, he says that throughout American history mandates have reduced charitable services. So if health care was not mandated, we would see an increase in charitable health centers. There would be gaps, but it would be incorrect to think there are not even larger gaps already in the current system. Government has the responsibility to get out of the way and let people find coverage in the marketplace.

Comme l’explique Richard Epstein, un système reposant entièrement sur des dons de charités ne serait pas sans failles, mais ces failles seraient moins grandes que celles associées à un système de santé publique. Pour preuve, prenez en considération qu’aux États-Unis les gens sans assurance chez qui on a diagnostiqué un cancer du sein ou un cancer colorectal ont plus de chance de rémission que les gens qui sont couverts par le système public.