Paul Hsieh MD

Paul S. Hsieh, MD, is a physician in practice in the south Denver metro region and he is a founding member of the Colorado group "Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine" (WeStandFIRM.org).

No Defense of Deficits: Beware Dr. James Galbraith's Snake Oil

As the Greek welfare state collapses, citizens there have been rioting over cutbacks in social spending necessitated by mounting government debt. The rioters apparently fail to recognize that whenever a government routinely promises to spend more money than it has,...

How to Truly Honor Our Soldiers

While on vacation recently in New York City, my wife Diana and I attended a nice get-together with some local Objectivists. That evening, we had the pleasure of chatting with another Objectivist visiting NYC who was also an active-duty officer in the US Army.Because I...

Turning Medicine into Political Football

During President Obama's final push for "universal health care" legislation, his biggest obstacle was not Republicans but rather anti-abortion Democrats let by Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Michigan). Stupak eventually reached a last-minute deal with the White House on...

Critical Week for Health Care Fight

This upcoming week will be *the* critical week in the health care fight.  Speaker Pelosi is expected to start the process for the House to hold its final vote to approve the Senate Bill.  The vote will probably take place at the end of this upcoming week....

Obama’s Regulatory Chief Believes in “Libertarian Paternalism”

The old joke runs, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." Most Americans are appropriately skeptical of such a claim, just as they are skeptical when told that they've won $10 million in a Nigerian lottery. But President Obama's selection of Harvard Law...

The Health Care Bailout of 2018

In the 1990s, politicians wanted to make home ownership as universal as possible. They used laws such as the Community Reinvestment Act to force banks to make unsustainable loans to millions of people. They also expanded quasi-government agencies such as Fannie Mae...

The Future of Social Security?

The Future of Social Security?

One of the slowly-simmering issues I try to follow is the future of Social Security. Eventually, the current Ponzi scheme is going to go bankrupt, and right now there's no morally principled reform on the horizon. So one big question is what sort of response to this...

Why The Republicans Lost My Vote

Why The Republicans Lost My Vote

  After a resounding electoral defeat, in which voters in this once-red state rejected Republicans McCain, Schaffer, and Musgrave, the Colorado Republican Party will undoubtedly be asking themselves, "Why did we lose?" I want to let them know that they lost the...

“Single-Payer” Health Care Is Anything But Free

Michael Moore's latest movie "SiCKO" sings the praises of the Canadian "single-payer" socialized medical system. Some Americans want a similar system implemented in the United States. Defenders of the Canadian system frequently claim that patients don't have to worry...

Socialized Medicine Is Wrong For Colorado

The Colorado Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform recently selected four proposals for health care reform for eventual consideration by the state legislature. Although they differ in their details, these differences are dwarfed by their fundamental similarity...

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