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In Healthcare, a Little Bit of Market Freedom Goes a Long Way

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsHealth

Blog12/30/2019

Clearly marked prices on private-sector cash-payment surgeries are a great thing. In fact, the competition of for-profit surgery centers drives down prices at more "traditional" (i.e., highly bureaucratized) hospitals.

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Healthcare and "Market Failure"

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog12/26/2019

Proponents of socialized medicine assert that markets cannot be trusted with healthcare due to "market failure." But the assumed "failures" of health markets are not improved by socializing healthcare.

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Elizabeth Warren Shouldn't Be So Proud that Her Big Plans Are Already "Paid For"

HealthSocialism

Blog12/21/2019

Politicians are very proud when they can say a proposed program is "paid for." But this only means they've identified their intended victims ahead of time. Naming who will be plundered does not justify plunder.

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Medicare and Medicaid Destroyed Healthcare

Health

Blog12/14/2019

Medicare and Medicaid ended up destroying the finest healthcare system in history, and the healthcare crisis has become a permanent part of American life.

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Maternal Care Scandal in Britain’s NHS Reveals Human Costs of Socialised Medicine

HealthSocialism

Blog11/26/2019

In a sense, it is hardly surprising that so little attention has been paid to scandals within universal healthcare systems given the histories of underperformance, scandal, and perpetual crisis associated with many such systems.

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The False Promise of Canada's Health Care System

Health

Blog09/20/2019

In Canada, it is estimated that between 25,456 and 63,090 Canadian women may have died as a result of increased wait times between 1993 and 2009.

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Walmart's Healthcare Experiment Has Begun, It May Be A Game Changer

Free MarketsHealthU.S. Economy

Blog09/17/2019

Here we see two rival strategies to marketing healthcare services. The status quo is based on insurance payments and price secrecy. Walmart's strategy is based on price competition. 

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The Unseen Costs of "Medicare for All"

Health

Blog05/21/2019

Many of the worst costs that will come with "Medicare for All" won't be calculated in dollars. They'll come in the form of doctor shortages, long wait times, and less access to care.

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Single-Payer Healthcare Is the Worst Kind of Universal Healthcare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog05/17/2019

Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.

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The Gateway Drug Myth

HealthLegal System

Blog05/17/2019

The Time magazine article creating "the gateway drug" myth in the 1970s provided no citations for its claims, except ambiguous references to unnamed “experts.” The evidence remains elusive 40 years later.

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