Healthcare

Universal Health Care Freedom on the Fourth of July

It is precisely because our health care is so important to each of us that we need to be especially careful to preserve and protect the rights of physicians and other health care providers.

Obamacare vs. Reality

Obamacare vs. Reality

We might take a moment to contemplate where the Affordable Care Act would now be if its major programs were to be held to actual financial sustainability before they could be implemented. In fact, one key program of Obamacare collapsed nearly two years ago. President...

How Obamacare Redefines “Health Insurance”

How Obamacare Redefines “Health Insurance”

Associated Press reports: Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Obama's healthcare overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say. At risk is the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a transition...

Congress Wants to Exempt Itself from Obamacare

Congress Wants to Exempt Itself from Obamacare

No argument for Obamacare’s repeal can top the simple fact that Members of Congress do not want it to apply to them. Today’s Politico reports that the House and Senate congressional leadership—both Democrats and Republicans working in cahoots with Obama Administration...

The Hydra of Government Medicine

The Hydra of Government Medicine

Yet the relationship between doctors and patients is increasingly under attack by a relentless government. A hydra-headed monster of multiple agencies at all levels is poisoning the practice of medicine. While Obamacare diverts our attention, another head rears toward our medical care.

America Can’t Afford the Affordable Care Act

America Can’t Afford the Affordable Care Act

The new health care law, the “Affordable Care Act,” is actually making it less affordable for employers to provide coverage to employees. Under the Affordable Care Act, large employers must provide health coverage to all full-time workers and their dependents or face...

ObamaCare for Education

ObamaCare for Education

Expanding the underperforming K–12 system “down” a year earlier to include publicly funded preschool naturally benefits the education unions. But what about the kids?

Dealing with Obamacare

Dealing with Obamacare

Seven years in the U.S. Army provided me with a rather useful education. On one occasion, at age 19, a few minutes after being admitted to an army hospital with strep throat and a fever of 104 degrees, I was told by a hospital orderly to get out of bed and sweep the...

Affordable Care Act Will Backfire

Affordable Care Act Will Backfire

Now that the Supreme Court has given its narrow blessing to the Affordable Care Act, the big question is whether it will deliver the benefits that its proponents promise. Unfortunately, as it is now constructed, the plan will backfire causing fewer healthy people to...

Does Stephen Hawking Owe His Life to the British NHS?

Does Stephen Hawking Owe His Life to the British NHS?

A reader in Great Britain defends national health care as follows: “The free market [under Obamacare] will still exist. We have private healthcare here as well as the National Health Service … The National Health Service does have its flaws but we probably wouldn't...

The Separation of Medicine and State

The Separation of Medicine and State

The federal government in general, and the Food and Drug Administration in particular, increasingly inject themselves into direct control of every medical practice. The FDA is aggressively moving past its lock on the approval of every medication and all medical...

Doctors for Socialized Medicine

Doctors for Socialized Medicine

This is perhaps my favorite line from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged with regard to doctors who support, or tolerate, socialized medicine: “Let them discover, in the operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man they...

Your Doctor is Now a Government Employee…Happy?

Your Doctor is Now a Government Employee…Happy?

Obama and advocates of socialized medicine have won. But have they, really? I was talking with a waitress I know just today. She asked me, "Can you explain, in terms that I'll understand, what Obamacare actually means -- to me?" I told her: "Imagine if you went to...

Legal Gimmickry Rescues Obamacare

Legal Gimmickry Rescues Obamacare

Despite the celebrations among Democrats, yesterday a majority of Supreme Court justices ruled that the Constitution does not allow the government to force Americans to buy health insurance. However in providing the swing vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act (aka...

The Redistribution of Your Health

The Redistribution of Your Health

For most of the history of our republic, the purpose of taxation was to provide funding for the functions of government that are basic and necessary. Decades ago we began to depart from that and move aggressively in another direction. The government is now using tax...

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