. SouthAmerica: Since my college days, I have been 100 percent in favor of the market economy, and that belief is fully documented on all my articles published over the years. Here is an example from the beginning of an article published in November 2000: Brazil and the Euro - Part III - Published in November 2000. âHow can currency stability be achieved for the Brazilian economy?â Today, the Brazilian government is missing a great opportunity to adopt the euro as the new Brazilian currency. After Brazil adopts the euro, Brazil will have eliminated the currency risk between Brazil and the European countries of the European Union. Afterwards, the market place would make the necessary adjustments to the prices of assets in Brazil to reflect the fair market value of these assets in terms of the new euro currency. By: Ricardo C. Amaral SouthAmerica: But in the last few years, as a result of the massive stock market losses in the market crash of 2000 in certain industries, plus the mess created in various industries that were deregulated, plus the new advancements in technology that we had in recent years, plus economic implications of outsourcing that are available today for the first time, the way privatization of government companies were conducted in many places around the world - a combination of all of these factors makes me have second thoughts about the validity of free market concept for everything. Here is an area that I am having second thoughts about - the health care system in the United States, and I give my reasons below. But I am glad to see Paul Krugmanâs column on The New York Times on April 22, 2005 regarding the US health care system. ******************** SouthAmerica: This is what I had posted on another message board on April 22, 2005. Paul Krugmanâs column on The New York Times of April 22, 2005 â âPassing The Buckâ was right in the mark. As usual Paul Krugmanâs column was very good and he wrote about Americaâs crazy health care system. He said something on his column and I quote: ââ¦First, in the US system, medical costs act as a tax on employment. For example, General Motors is losing money on every car it makes because of the burden of health care costs. As a result, it may be forced to lay off thousands of workers, or may even go out of business.â ******************** SouthAmerica: I have some bad news to General Motors and Ford. In todayâs New York Times in the business section they had an article about the announcement just made by Mercedes/Chrysler Corp that they will start making cars in China in the near future to be exported to the US market. It looks like that means another nail on those companies coffin. It is not only General Motors that has the problem with the costs related to health insurance. Basically, it is a problem that affects the costs of every company that does business in the USA. Insurance in the private sector will be even more expensive in future years because of the unraveling of the genetic code of the DNA molecule. In the near future every private insurance company will design tests that Insured people will have to take to check everybodyâs DNA and what kind of diseases that person will have in the future. The private insurance companies will price their policies accordingly with the DNA results. Even if you are healthy today, the private insurance companies will ask for a premium based on the possibility of the future diseases that will show up on your DNA test. Private insurance companies are in the business to make money and not in the business of paying the bills for sick people. The insurance companies will try to give health insurance only to the healthiest segment of the population. Everyone else will be priced out of their monetary means. The United States government very soon will not have another choice other than offer ânational health insurance coverageâ for every American citizen. Ten years ago, many Americans were glad the politicians in Washington killed Bill Clintonâs national health insurance bill. Today, the ball game has changed drastically because of global competition, and the unraveling of the genetic code of the DNA molecule. Does not matter what your ideology is if you are a right-wing or a left-wing on your politics; the reality of todayâs world changes everything. Your political inclinations are completely obsolete regarding the future of national health insurance system in the USA. I hope that Paul Krugman will bring up this point of view in one of his future columns in the NYT regarding the health insurance system in the US. .