Richard E. Ralston

Richard E. Ralston is Executive Director of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine.
Free Markets are Good Medicine

Free Markets are Good Medicine

There is an unstated context behind the health care debate. Those who prefer government management of medicine have a wider agenda: they hate the idea of a free market in medicine because they hate the idea of free markets in anything. Of course, an actual free market...

The Government Boot on Your Doctor's Neck

The Government Boot on Your Doctor's Neck

We live in an age when the secretary of the Interior and the White House press secretary proudly and publicly proclaim that they will keep their "boot on the neck" of an oil company. This new manifestation of "hope" and "change" is ominous at a time when the...

Universal Health Care Freedom on the Fourth of July

Universal Health Care Freedom on the Fourth of July

"Universal Health Care" is the increasing drumbeat of advocates who want Americans to place all responsibility for their health care in the hands of government. They say health care needs require us to put aside such considerations as personal choice and individual...

Something About Medical Care We Can Defend

Something About Medical Care We Can Defend

The end of the “mandate” or tax to force individuals to enroll in ObamaCare will not restore the lost private insurance that President Obama falsely promised we could keep, but it has ended a gross injustice.

Drowning at the FDA

Drowning at the FDA

New legislation would throw a lifeline to individual terminally ill patients, giving them the “right to try” treatments that have been deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but which have not yet obtained final approval.

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