Conservatives often talk about the importance of a free market to improve health care quality and lower costs. What would it look like? An example could be found in the development of LASIK surgery.
Dr. Craig Beyer, a practicing ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon, was part of the team that performed the world’s first laser vision correction procedure and was one of the first to perform experimental LASIK surgery in 1988. Since then, he’s seen the quality of LASIK improve without the price dramatically increasing. He says this is because ophthalmology functions like the free market.