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Don’t Blame Capitalism for High Health Insurance Costs

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Don’t Blame Capitalism for High Health Insurance Costs

Suppose Congress passed a law requiring that all restaurant meals include broccoli and okra, whether the customer wanted them or not. Restaurants must also charge the same price for all meals, regardless of whether the customer ordered a small salad or a large steak. And they must serve free meals to children up to age […]

Kansas Conservatives: Enemies of Individual Freedom in Healthcare?

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Kansas Conservatives: Enemies of Individual Freedom in Healthcare?

Recently, Kansas has become a center of controversy between conservatives and liberals on the topic of health care regulation. The Kansas state legislature has passed strict regulations on doctors and clinics threatening to prevent them from providing services to patients, thereby severely limiting the freedom of patients to choose services available to them. One would […]

The Great Health Care Squabble: A Battle of Ideas?

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The Great Health Care Squabble: A Battle of Ideas?

Are those who oppose health care reform simply racist?  Or perhaps just trying to fill their unemployment-related free time?  Two articles recently appearing in the New York Times offer just such accounts of what motivates the Tea Party protesters and other vocal opponents of the new health care legislation In “The Rage Is Not About […]

The Business of Healthcare

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The Business of Healthcare

America’s ailing healthcare industry requires more freedom, not less The state of California has lost more than 90 emergency rooms since 1990—and with them, the ability to treat hundreds of thousands of patients. In New York City, eight hospitals have shut down since 2003 after facing a financial crisis. To stay afloat, countless other hospitals […]

Campus Media Response: Who Broke American Healthcare?

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Campus Media Response: Who Broke American Healthcare?

Health care reform vital for all Americans Daily Illini University of Illinois Dear Editors, In your recent editorial, “Health care reform vital for all Americans,” you applaud the proposed healthcare bill for its efforts to “reform the broken health care system,” but you never mention who broke it in the first place. After all, it […]

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Campus Media Response: Jesus Would Support Obamanomics

Would Jesus Be A Capitalist? Emory Wheel Emory University Madam- In your article, “Would Jesus Be A Capitalist?” you describe how, upon noticing a line of scripture while walking through Goizueta Business School, you found yourself laughing with a sense of irony. Jesus, you suggest, would not have endorsed our current economic system. Yet, what […]

De Facto Censorship

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De Facto Censorship

In a recent letter to its customers, Medicare provider Humana urged its customers to contact their elected officials and express their worries about the fact that the most recent healthcare bill would eliminate important services currently available to seniors under the Medicaid Advantage program. Humana also created a website and a toll-free number to call […]

Misleading Facts in the Health Care Debate

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Misleading Facts in the Health Care Debate

President Obama and those who espouse his proposals for health care reform often present seemingly compelling arguments for why the government should dig its fangs deeper into medicine. They argue that the quality of care in America is far below that of Canada and Britain, and that citizens of those nations live longer precisely because […]

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch Buffet

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There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch Buffet

A recent article in the journal The Objective Standard argues that laws which force health insurers to cover individuals, regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, are impractical and immoral. The author of the piece, Dr. Paul Hsieh, illustrates that such laws only serve to make insurance more expensive for everyone. And more importantly, he highlights that […]

Thrifty Government?

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Thrifty Government?

In speeches and press releases, the president has claimed that by assuming greater control over the health care industry, the government will be able to reduce the amount of money Americans spend on health care—while simultaneously improving the quality of care they receive. How do President Obama and the Democrats pushing for health care reform […]

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