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).
..::: LATEST COMMENTARY
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether Obamacare’s provisions to mandate the coverage of contraceptives violate the right of private employers and employees to practice their religious beliefs.
We have reached a very sorry state in America if the basis for preventing government intrusion in our decisions about our own health care is an appeal to religion. . . . [ full article ]
No government intrusion in our lives is more direct, personal and threatening than Obamacare's intrusion in the care of our own health.
But Obamacare will harm us on a broader scale, as the underlying nature of the health law's provisions, and the tactics used to implement them, affect all areas of public and business policy. . . . [ full article ]
In the wake of the fiasco of the federal health exchange website, its crooked "navigators," millions losing their insurance and the scandalous "if you like your plan, you can keep it," we can expect President Obama to go to his moral defense of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) more zealously than he ever has. . . . [ full article ]