Universal Freedom: The Only Hope for Health Care

Universal Freedom: The Only Hope for Health Care

“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...
“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...
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...
A Not-So Great Society: The Legacy of Lyndon Johnson

A Not-So Great Society: The Legacy of Lyndon Johnson

The “untouchable” entitlement programs at the heart of the current debt crisis are the outgrowths of the redistributive programs introduced by or greatly expanded during the  presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous...
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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