Does Government-Provided Health Care Lead to Bad Teeth?

Does government-provided health care lead to bad teeth?

In the United Kingdom, at least, my former colleague Delia Lloyd says the answer to that question is "yes."

The problem, as usual, is perverse incentives which arise out of the difficulty of developing sensible formulas for reimbursement.

Announcing the Winners of Our Aptonym Contest

Last week, I blogged about a magazine fact-checker named Paige Worthy and asked you to submit your best aptonyms. You responded mightily, with nearly 300 submissions. Judging from this sample, the dentists, proctologists, and eye doctors of America seem particularly prone to aptonymous behavior. Below you will find the best submissions. As promised, the readers […]