Because nobody had an incentive to stockpile PPE or other medical equipment.
Deregulation Can Reduce The Costs of The American Health Care System
Three simple reforms: (1) posted prices for procedures; (2) Goodman-esque health savings accounts and high-deductible insurance; (3) age rather than community rating.
Government Regulation of Medicine Created The Coronavirus Pandemic
Why weren’t there enough Wuhan Corona Virus (COVID-19) tests? Because our government insists on control of medical innovation.
Red Tape vs. Your Health: How Regulation Botched Coronavirus Testing
Highly restrictive government regulations have had the unintended consequence of shutting down tests that could detect outbreaks and save lives.
COVID-19 Response: Why Should the U.S. Copy China Rather Than South Korea?
The South Korean government has brought about superior outcomes than the much heavier handed, authoritarian measures of China, Italy, the U.S., and virtually every other afflicted nation.
Individual Rights vs. Statist Wishes: So-Called “Right to Health Care”
In order for government to provide medical services to someone who cannot afford it, it must use intimidation, threats, and coercion to take the earnings of another American to provide that service.
Certificate of Need (CON) Laws Reduce Competition in the Medical Industry
In health care, and all fields, it’s better to see what competition can do rather than letting the government and its cronies decide what to allow.
Judging Elizabeth Warren’s Health Care Plan
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wants "Medicare for All," as does Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., her self-described "Democratic socialist" rival. Unlike Sanders, however, Warren claims she can finance her plan by raising taxes only on the superrich. The middle class,...
Third Party Payments: One Problem With the U.S. Medical Care System
The pursuit of one form or another of third-party payment for health care services has removed most incentives for consumers to be careful about how they spend money.
Reality Stands in the Way of Socialist Healthcare Fantasies
Ask every politician promising to take over your medical care what they are doing for the veterans now in their care, or for those veterans who have died while languishing on lists while waiting for it.
The Dirty Secret Behind Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare-For-All
Elizabeth Warren has vehemently refused to say if the middle class would see its taxes go up to pay for M4A or how she would pay for this.
The Federal Death Agency (FDA)
The path to genetic cures and radical life extension begins with the abolition of that Servant of Death: the FDA.
FDA Policies Kill
Patients suffer and die when the FDA disapproves of or delays the approval of a drug that is both safe and effective.
Vape Wars: Pro-Smoking Government’s Demonization of Vaping and E-cigarettes
Americans who might make the rational choice to pick e-cigarettes over burning tobacco are now more likely to be killed by conventional cigarettes.
“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.
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.
Pro-Capitalist Ideas Can Reverse Out-of-Control Government Spending and Taxing
The world of plunder can be replaced with a community of free people pursuing mutually beneficial peaceful production.
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...
The Appeal of Snake Oil
As long as there is demand for (willingness-to-buy) snake oil products there will be snake oil businesses.
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.
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.
A Breath of Healthcare Freedom For The New Year
On the elimination of the individual insurance mandate of ObamaCare
A Pro-Capitalist Political Agenda
What a real advocate of Capitalism might say if he was offering himself for political office.
Trump and The GOP Support The Socialist Principles Underlying Obamacare
ObamaCare is succeeding, because its goal is a single-pay state monopoly in medicine; the failure it’s causing in America’s health insurance market is simply a means to that end.