There’s a lot of talk of the “public option” health insurance to be offered to all Americans–funded by taxes, of course. But what about the “option” of the doctors? Health insurance coverage means nothing unless there are doctors and surgeons … Continue reading
Category: Health Care Reform
But What Will the Lawyers Do?
I wonder how universal health coverage will sit with trial lawyers who make money in the malpractice business? Once all Americans are covered by government insurance, how will malpractice claims be paid? Doctors will have even lower incomes than before. … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting question others have raised: Will members of Congress and the government be covered by the same public insurance plan soon to be imposed on the rest of us? Of course, the answer is NO. Members of Congress … Continue reading
Doctors: Stand Up to the Political Bullies
Physicians and other medical professionals have the power to bring down socialized medicine–socialized medicine as we know it, and as its expansion is being proposed. They can do so by simply saying, “Enough. Government does not own my skills. Government has … Continue reading
The President says he doesn’t want a government takeover of medicine; he just wants government to be able to “compete” with the private sector. Now think about this for a minute. Imagine two local hardware stores competing with one another … Continue reading
Are Health Care Stamps Next?
Betsy McCaughey, writing in the Wall Street Journal: “Telling all Americans they have to cut back on health care because Medicare is fiscally unsound is like ordering all Americans to go on diets because the food stamp program is in … Continue reading
Health Care Financing
I recently heard a psychiatrist affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) complain that the insurance industry, motivated by profit, has pushed the APA to narrow the diagnosis for Bipolar Disorder — so there may be fewer insurance claims approved. This may … Continue reading
Would We Accept “Single Payer” Groceries?
Does “universal coverage” for medical care mean that any coverage is good, and that all coverage is created equal? If so, then why isn’t it this way with other things? Why isn’t it this way with cell phones, televisions, automobiles, … Continue reading
Health Care Underground
Did you know that the Canadian government spends over $1 billion each year for Canadians to receive medical treatment in the United States? If national health insurance is so great, then why must the Canadian government, which provides national health … Continue reading
If customers benefit because airlines count on profits, and because manufacturers of iPods, automobiles and televisions count on profits to motivate them–then why is it better to remove profit from medical care, and pharmaceuticals, as government is presently doing?
Universal Health Scare
An increasingly popular argument in favor of socialized medicine goes like this: “If universal health care works for the elderly under Medicare, then why not for the rest of us?” If that’s true, then the Democratic nominee for President should … Continue reading
Social Insurance, Private Insurance, and the Winner Is …
Pay for my own insurance? I think not! A recent poll shows that a solid majority of Americans now oppose personal savings accounts in lieu of Social Security. What this really amounts to is the following attitude: “I don’t want … Continue reading