Healthcare

Make Health Savings Accounts Work for Everyone

Increase HSA contribution limits so nearly all workers could deposit 100 percent of what their employer pays toward health benefits tax‐​free into an HSA.

Obamacare: A Waste of Good Medicine

Obamacare: A Waste of Good Medicine

The movement to repeal President Obama's signature health care law rightly criticizes the accounting trickery in the legislation's understated costs and overstated savings. In fact, when in the last two centuries has the U.S. Congress been able to reduce, control or...

?Repeal The Rights-Destroying Health Care Law

?Repeal The Rights-Destroying Health Care Law

The notion of a "right to health care" is the boldest and most fundamental claim offered in defense of Obamacare. Indeed, the law should be judged by whether it is consistent with the protection of rights. If the law cannot pass that test, the debate over it should...

The War on the Constitution

The War on the Constitution

Challenges in court to the constitutionality of Obamacare have exposed the broader agenda of those who are committed to the permanent expansion of government power which that legislation represents. The specific legal issues are almost irrelevant because Obamacare is...

ObamaCare: Gone Today, Here Tomorrow

ObamaCare: Gone Today, Here Tomorrow

In another blow to ObamaCare, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has declared the new socialized medicine law null and void. Good news? Not really. As with so many decisions that come out of our courts, the government giveth -- and the government taketh away even more....

Evasions Surrounding Medicare

Happy New Year! 2011 is the first year of phased in "free" health care, thanks to ObamaCare. In this spirit, a recent Associated Press report is worth quoting: "You paid your Medicare taxes all those years and think you deserve your money's worth: full benefits after...

A Health Care Parable

A Health Care Parable

Your wife is stricken with a terrible medical condition. Her insurance benefits just ran out. You need money for her treatment. You go to your next-door neighbor and tell him about your wife's misfortune. You demand $5,000. Your neighbor is stupefied. Still, he...

Obamacare: Worst of Intentions

Obamacare: Worst of Intentions

Democrats in the Senate warned in a recent letter to Speaker John Boehner that a repeal of Obamacare would have "unintended consequences." Incomparably worse than unintended consequences of repealing the 2,600-page health care scheme will be the law's intended...

Net Neutrality: Obamacare for the Internet

Net Neutrality: Obamacare for the Internet

In case you haven't heard, Obama's FCC has passed new rules requiring private companies who provide Internet services to submit to control under the government. What will government's rules be? Those are yet to be determined. But the government alone will decide what...

ObamaCare Hits an Iceberg

ObamaCare Hits an Iceberg

Federal Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled Monday in favor of Virginia's claim that the requirement for people to purchase health care exceeds the power of Congress under the Constitution's Commerce Clause or under the General Welfare Clause. "It is not the effect on...

Constitutional Health Care

Constitutional Health Care

The writers of the U.S. Constitution were very much aware of the need to set firm and specific limits on the powers of government. Hundreds of years of the British Monarchy, and study of the failures of republican forms of government as far back as ancient Greece and...

ObamaCare: Ripping Health Care out of Your Own Hands

ObamaCare: Ripping Health Care out of Your Own Hands

The federal government's Web site HealthCare.gov extols the trillion-dollar Patient Protection and (anything but) Affordable Care Act as only government propaganda can. It offers boldface contradictions and evasions in defiance of one's very sanity. Its apparent...

The Government Boot on Your Doctor's Neck

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...

Redeeming Reform

Redeeming Reform

Does American history move in only one direction—toward government domination of every detail of our daily lives? Did we reach a high-water mark of government power when ObamaCare was signed into law? Or was that just the crest of a wave that will sweep away the...

Profits Are for People

Profits Are for People

Forbidding profit in medical care replaces life with death, liberty with force, and the pursuit of happiness with self-sacrifice. Let’s not kill health care and our freedom at the same time.

ObamaCare vs. the Hippocratic Oath

ObamaCare vs. the Hippocratic Oath

Do we want a government-run medical system which forces doctors to choose between treating their patients in accordance with their best judgment or sacrificing their patients to keep their jobs?

The Deadly Tax on Medical Innovation

The Deadly Tax on Medical Innovation

A government that penalizes innovation could dramatically slow the pace of medical progress, leading to millions of preventable deaths. And this may be one of the worst long-range consequences of the recently passed ObamaCare health legislation.

Profits Are for People

Profits Are for People

Those who advocate for government controls in medicine cry, "People, not profits." They say profits are unacceptable in medicine because our health is so important. But it is precisely because our health is so important that profits must be vigorously defended. If...

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