American Health Care: Essential Principles and Common Fallacies
This essay provides a brief guide to the essential political, economic and moral principles on which all health policy must be based. There is a special emphasis on the role of unique American values in maintaining these principles.
Also included are many common fallacies about American health care that are often used to confuse and obstruct a proper approach to medical care. Facts and reasoned arguments are provided as tools to help prevent these fallacies from damaging the system of medical care required in a free society. [ continue ]
Health Care in California
AFCM is dedicated to an unequivocal moral defense of capitalism and individual rights in America's great state of California. Read AFCM's commentary on issues directly concerning California—and ultimately the entire country. [ continue ]
Health Care Is Not a Right
Watch the entire lecture delivered by Leonard Peikoff, Ph.D., at a Town Hall meeting in Costa Mesa, California. [ watch video ]
Read the lecture on this site, or download a PDF suitable for printing (requires Adobe® Reader).
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