What Soviet Medicine Teaches Us

“In 1918, the Soviet Union became the first country to promise universal ‘cradle-to-grave’ healthcare coverage, to be accomplished through the complete socialization of medicine. It didn’t turn out well.”

FULL ARTICLE by Yuri N. Maltsev, senior fellow of the Mises Institute. Maltsev worked as an economist on Mikhail Gorbachev’s economic reform team before defecting to the United States. He teaches economics at Carthage College.

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