15 Faceless Bureaucrats Will Decide what Health Care You’re Allowed to Have

President Trump and congressional Republicans have a second chance to take a whack at the Obamacare piñata – and the beauty of it is that this time, Democrats may want to take a swing at it, too. “It” being the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a.k.a the death panel that was much in the news during the debate over passage … Continue reading 15 Faceless Bureaucrats Will Decide what Health Care You’re Allowed to Have

National Health Care: Medicine in Germany, 1918-1945

Today we are concerned about issues such as doctor-assisted suicide, abortion, the use of fetal tissue, genetic screening, birth control and sterilization, health-care rationing and the ethics of medical research on animals and humans. These subjects are major challenges in both ethics and economics at the end of the twentieth century. But at the beginning … Continue reading National Health Care: Medicine in Germany, 1918-1945

Scholar: GOP Healthcare Bill Is Not Repeal—It Is ObamaCare-lite (or Worse)

Republicans are celebrating what they say is the repeal of ObamaCare, legislation that has been in their crosshairs for several years. Many pundits are skeptical, among them healthcare expert Michael Cannon of Cato. “House Republicans went behind closed doors and emerged with a bill that does not repeal the core provisions of ObamaCare, and therefore cannot begin to repair … Continue reading Scholar: GOP Healthcare Bill Is Not Repeal—It Is ObamaCare-lite (or Worse)

This Is Why Government Shouldn’t Be Involved in Health Care

The Republican-controlled House vote to “repeal Obamacare” – if that is what this was – was a stunning mess. Did they get it right? The answer is obviously no, and that’s inevitable. Just imagine a bill that sets out to reorganize any industry that is currently mostly market driven, such as shirts, software, groceries, or … Continue reading This Is Why Government Shouldn’t Be Involved in Health Care

Trump Surrenders to the Iron Law of Oligarchy

Did the Deep State deep-six Trump’s populist revolution? Many observers, especially among his fans, suspect that the seemingly untamable Trump has already been housebroken by the Washington, “globalist” establishment. If true, the downfall of Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn less than a month into the new presidency may have been a warning sign. And … Continue reading Trump Surrenders to the Iron Law of Oligarchy