These two columns are very instructive, not only because they show the adverse consequences of too much government, but also because they show that there are big differences in European health systems.
Many people have the (very!) inaccurate belief that the United States has a market-based system. And many of them also share the mistaken belief that all European nations have systems where everything is financed and provided by government.
In reality, there’s a wide divergence of policies across the globe.