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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 ]

Leonard PeikoffHealth 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 ]
 
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Read the lecture on this site, or download a PDF suitable for printing (requires Adobe® Reader).

 


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FDA Horror Stories

You may think you have the right of access to drugs that could save your life. But at the urging of the Federal Drug Administration, the U.S. Supreme Court does not agree.

The FDA has vigorously defended its power to deny drugs to the terminally ill, and it has been successful. Apparently, you have no right to the use of any drug without government permission, no matter how long it takes to get it, if ever. And the FDA has no sense of urgency about anything except the preservation of its own powers. . . . [ full article ]

 

Veterans' Health Care: Harbinger for the Rest of Us

Remember the waiting lists for veterans in need of medical treatment?

Recalling even the most recent scandal may not be easy. After President Barack Obama’s initial, obligatory expression of great shock, he and major media did what they always do in the hope that we soon forget about an issue: they were silent. . . . [ full article ]

 

Forced Equality Destroys the Quality of Medicine

For hundreds of years, governments have promised existential equality for all of their citizens. Not one government has ever delivered on that promise. . . . [ full article ]

 

 


The FDA versus Patients: Asking the government for permission to live
National Press Club, Washington, DC, October 9, 2013

 

 


Doctors Town Hall Meeting
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa Hotel, May 14, 2011

Art AstorinoCristina Rizza

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Redeeming Reform: What Health Care Reform Could Be and Ought to Be
A Joint Briefing at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, May 10, 2010

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Joint Defense of Freedom in American Medicine
A Joint Briefing at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, September 19, 2009

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Learn the facts and join the fight to free health care from a government takeover.

Fallacy #1: "The quality of health care in America is ranked lower than 36 other countries."
Fallacy #2: "Medicare and Medicaid are far more efficient and less wasteful than private insurance, spending only three percent on administrative overhead."
Fallacy #3: "Government or universities develop most new medications and then just hand them over to pharmaceutical companies to manufacture and make all the profits."
Fallacy #4: "Advertising of drugs is bad because it increases the price of medications."
Fallacy #5: "Private corporations are wasteful and bloated bureaucracies. Government-provided health care is lean and efficient."

Read the right responses to those claims and others:
Fifty Fallacies About Health Care


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