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.

Dr. Orwell Will See You Now

Dr. Orwell Will See You Now

ObamaCare supporters are also selling a version of Orwell’s slogan, “Slavery is freedom,” by claiming that greater government controls over doctors will enhance their freedom to practice.

Asking the Government for Permission to Live

Asking the Government for Permission to Live

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has gone to court to prevent the Colorado-based firm Regenerative Sciences from using stem cells developed in one part of your body (bone marrow) to repair damage in other parts of your body, such as joints. The FDA objects to...

According to the FDA: Americans are Idiots

According to the FDA: Americans are Idiots

As an adult, have you ever been forced to eat or drink anything against your will?  Have you ever been coerced into eating a bacon cheeseburger and a mountain of fries? Have you ever been compelled to drink one more beer than you should? What you put into your mouth...

ObamaCare “Helps” Some at the Expense of Everyone

ObamaCare “Helps” Some at the Expense of Everyone

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi actually said this recently, in praise of ObamaCare: “You want to be a photographer or a writer or a musician, whatever -- an artist, you want to be self-employed, if you want to start a business, you want to change jobs, you no...

ObamaCare Phase One: Bring On the Freebies!

ObamaCare Phase One: Bring On the Freebies!

Like peeling back the layers of a rotted onion, the gradual impact of ObamaCare becomes more revealing by the day. The latest? Insurance companies who spend more than 20 percent on administrative costs will be forced, under the new law, to send rebates to...

The Food Police, Immigration, and a “Living Wage”

In August 2011, armed federal agents raided Rawsome Foods, a food cooperative in Venice, California. Agents seized computers, cash, and an estimated $70,000 worth of perishable food. The owner was arrested and charged on thirteen criminal counts. Was he selling...

The Grand Illusion of Medicare

National Journal online reports: "According to the Congressional Budget Office, which released its new Budget and Economic Outlook report [last week], a 10-year repeal of the growth-rate formula that froze doctors' rates [for Medicare reimbursement] at current levels...

2012: The Year To Save American Medicine

2012: The Year To Save American Medicine

During the coming year, the threat to freedom will proceed on multiple fronts. Each will require specific action. We are rapidly running out of time to prevent the destruction of the quality, availability and freedom of American medicine, and our best and last chance...

The Mythical “Right to Healthcare”

The Mythical “Right to Healthcare”

After fifty years of growing government programs, health care costs continue to rise. The U.S. government now controls nearly half of all health care dollars, and the crisis is becoming acute. The plans we are seeing from Washington are not innovations, but rather...

The Redistribution of Health

The Redistribution of Health

In her famous novel Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand identified the absurdity of placing one’s life in the hands of doctors whose lives had been throttled by socialized medicine. Socialized medicine, because of the government monopoly it imposes on both doctors and...

Cost Shifting in Health Care

Cost Shifting in Health Care

On August 18, the Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals found the Affordable Care Act's mandatory insurance provision unconstitutional by a vote of 2-1. The dissenting judge, Stanley Marcus, while maintaining that the mandate for Americans to buy health...

Wrong medicine for a sick economy

“Middle-class families shouldn’t pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires,” repeatedly proclaims President Obama, arguing for his proposed $1.5 trillion tax increase over the next 10 years. “That’s pretty straightforward....

Uncle Sam Wants You! … To Inform On Your Doctor

Uncle Sam Wants You! … To Inform On Your Doctor

There was a bit of an uproar recently when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced, then withdrew, a plan to hire your fellow citizens to pose as patients seeking appointments with thousands of medical practices, using a script of false...

Big Government or Death

Big Government or Death

On many levels, Medicare is a fraud and a hoax. So it is no surprise that the current debate, and the way the debate is reported, is not about whether Medicare delivers medical care at all, let alone its availability or quality. Many politicians value Medicare...

Killing Jobs via ObamaCare

Killing Jobs via ObamaCare

  Now that the politicians have delivered an anti-debt deal that adds an estimated $8 trillion to the current $14.5 trillion federal debt over the next 10 years, President Obama is getting ready to head off on a pro-jobs bus tour of the Midwest. With more than...

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