The Dangers of Big Government Medicine
December 29, 2014
When the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that there was no chance of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, I suspected that we were doomed.
President Barack Obama responded to the scourge in Africa by ordering "boots on the ground." Evidently, sending armed forces is an appropriate response when people get sick but forbidden when responding to fanatics who televise the beheading of American citizens. . . . [ full article ]
FDA Horror Stories
November 6, 2014
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
September 15, 2014
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
May 29, 2014
For hundreds of years, governments have promised existential equality for all of their citizens. Not one government has ever delivered on that promise.
There are many reasons for this failure, but the most essential one is that the push for equality in results is a means of distracting from the fact that these governments have ignored the equality that is within their rightful power: equality before the law. . . . [ full article ]
Individualism Remains the Only Basis for Freedom in Medicine
April 5, 2014
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 ]
Obamacare Ruins More Than Health Care
February 24, 2014
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 ]
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