Some people argue that the government should not intervene in the case of health care market failure because the government itself is inefficient and will simply create new problems. In addition, critics comment that the government is usually less efficient than the private sectors.

Do you think the government is less efficient than the private sector? Does it depends on the issues involved? If you think it is inefficient in a particular area, does that lead you to recommend against government intervention or is there a reason that you would still support government intervention?

If you think the government should intervene, which intervention options do you prefer and why?