“Single-Payer” Health Care Socialism

“Single-Payer” Health Care Socialism

People say America has free-market health care, but we don’t, and we haven’t since World War II. Government and government-subsidized insurance companies currently spend most of America’s health dollars. America needs single-payer health care, say...
Something About Medical Care We Can Defend

Something About Medical Care We Can Defend

Modest progress has been made in the current Congress in the direction of restoring choices and freedoms for Americans seeking medical care. With midterm elections soon upon us, it is worth taking stock of these achievements, if only to underscore what is at stake:...
Health Care Is Not A Right

Health Care Is Not A Right

In today’s proposals for sweeping changes in the field of medicine, the term “socialized medicine” is never used. Instead we hear demands for “universal,” “mandatory,” “single-payer,” and/or...
The Appeal of Snake Oil

The Appeal of Snake Oil

Why do people fall for ‘snake oil’ products, those claimed to provide miracle cures and quick fixes for various problems, perceived and real: excess weight, wrinkles and other cosmetic ravages of aging, and of course, pain? Yet, such claims are not supported by...
Drowning at the FDA

Drowning at the FDA

If one of our fellow citizens is drowning, is it proper to throw him a life preserver if it has not yet been approved by the U.S. government? Or should we tell him to wait for approval? New legislation would throw a lifeline to individual terminally ill patients,...

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