The past century is riddled with interventions wresting control away from physicians and centralizing it in the hands of the federal government and large firms. Rather than addressing policy issues as they arise, reviewing the healthcare system in historical context can reframe the discussion, revealing its foundational problems.
Health care is the ultimate test of libertarian principles. As Bryan Caplan, economics professor at George Mason University, wrote in a 2012 blog post, we are often asked, “What if a poor person gets sick, doesn’t have insurance, and can’t get friends, family, or charity to pay for treatment?”
“Congress must have the courage and commitment to fully repeal ObamaCare and replace with policy restoring beneficial market forces to the private insurance market. Transformational healthcare market reform will lower healthcare insurance and healthcare cost, grow employment and the economy; and growing the economy is the foundation for credibly lowering the national debt.” ~Dr. N. Pandelidis, orthopedic surgeon
By Nicholas Pandelidis, MD Nicholas Pandelidis, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with special training and expertise in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of back and neck disorders. Dr. Pandelidis’s practice is dedicated exclusively to spine care and orthopedics. He has been practicing medicine in the York, PA area for over twenty years. Part 1: Problems […]
We do need health care! The public discussion should focus on how health care can be provided while protecting inalienable rights.
I lost the battle, but I was determined to win the war. I still believed that there was an option out there that returned insurance to its rightful place as a hedge against catastrophic expenses. In addition, people deserve an insurance option that does not force them to subsidize healthcare practices that they find morally offensive. ~John Flo, BRI-SLU chapter founder and past-president
“As more insurers pull out of the public exchanges, concerns grow over how that will filter to consumers. The thought is that lower competition among insurers can lead to higher prices.”
Here’s where Obamacare’s biggest problem will hit the hardest
The Affordable Care Act is too burdensome for innovative startups.
Insurance Startup Oscar Quits Two Markets, Rethinks Obamacare Plans
“The rising cost of health care stemming from the Affordable Care Act is leading to job cuts at some companies.”
A Fed Survey Says Obamacare Is Forcing Employers to Cut Jobs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just made the remarkable claim that medical costs paid by health insurers operating in Obamacare’s exchanges declined in 2015 from 2014.
A Dull EDGE: The Administration Believes Obamacare’s Costs Went Down