Health Care

Archived items are listed in reverse order of publication date.

ObamaCare v. the Constitution

Presents a compelling legal argument against the Individual Mandate.

Why ObamaCare is Wrong For America: How the New Health Care Law Drives Up Costs, Puts Government in Charge of Your Decisions, and Threatens Your Constitutional Rights by Grace-Marie Turner, James C. Capretta, Thomas P. Miller, and Robert E. Moffit

Health Care and the Separation of Charity and State

Elucidates the proper roles of government and charity in health care.

A Prescription for America’s Health Care Ills

Herman Boerhaave: The Nearly Forgotten Father of Modern Medicine

Looks at the accomplishments and legacy of a great hero of science, Herman Boerhaave, the nearly forgotten father of modern medicine, who may well be responsible for the fact that you are still alive.

How to Protect Yourself Against ObamaCare

Offers practical advice toward preserving your access to quality health care in this new era of “change.”

Government-Run Health Care vs. the Hippocratic Oath

Identifies and concretizes various ways in which government interference in health care precludes doctors from honoring their promise to use their best judgment in treating their patients.

The Virtue of Treating People Like Animals: Why Human Health Care Should Mirror Veterinary Health Care

Shows that although veterinary and human medicine are extremely similar in terms of quality of care, the freer market for the former makes it substantially more affordable and accessible than the latter.

Pharmacide: The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Self-Destructive Effort to Loot America

Provides an illuminating view of the pharmaceutical industry, showing that industry executives have advocated and continue to advocate rights-violating legislation through which the companies gain revenue taken coercively by the government from American taxpayers—and further showing that the pharmaceutical industry’s advocacy of such legislation is killing . . . the industry itself.

What the “Affordable Health Care for America Act,” HR 3962, Actually Says (accessible for free)

Asks ten crucial questions regarding the proposed law; examines what the proposed legislation actually says with respect to these questions; and evaluates the bill accordingly, showing that, if passed, it would massively expand government power over the health-care industry, virtually eliminate the remnants of freedom left in this market, and thus increase the U.S. government’s violations of individual rights by orders of magnitude.

How the Freedom to Contract Protects Insurability (accessible for free)

Shows that, contrary to proposals being put forth by Republicans, a genuinely free market in health insurance is not only moral, in that it respects the rights of producers and consumers, but also practical, in that it enables businessmen to solve problems for profit—which leads to more and better products and services at lower prices for consumers.

Of Freedom and Fat: Why Anti-Obesity Laws Are Immoral

Discusses efforts at state and federal levels to put Americans on a collective diet by violating the rights of food producers, restaurateurs, and consumers.

Concierge Medicine: A New System to Get the Best Healthcare, by Steven D. Knope, MD

Mandatory Health Insurance: Wrong for Massachusetts, Wrong for America (accessible for free)

Identifies the theory behind the Massachusetts mandatory health insurance program, exposes the program as a fiasco, explains why the theory had to fail in practice, and sheds light on the only genuine, rights-respecting means to affordable, accessible health care for Americans.

How the FDA Violates Rights and Hinders Health

Surveys the history, nature, and consequences of this behemoth government agency; shows that it is impractical and immoral; and indicates how, in the absence of the FDA, the free market could provide the highest possible level of drug safety and efficacy.

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Moral Health Care vs. “Universal Health Care” (accessible for free)

Surveys the history of government interference in health insurance and medicine in America, specifying the rights violations and economic problems caused thereby; enumerates the failed attempts to solve those economic problems by means of further government interference; and shows that the only viable solution to the debacle at hand is to gradually and systematically transition to a rights-respecting, fully free market in these industries.