I have written in the past about the issue of the poor in the free market, and after a rather long thread of discussion on Twitter last Friday, I believe that it is time to revisit this subject, because I do not feel like those with low incomes need to be left out of the free market movement for health care or kept from receiving the care they need.
I recently found an article through Twitter about how President Donald Trump is working on policies to open up some free market health care in a couple of ways. This is no surprise because he signed an executive order a few months ago (when Congress failed abysmally in getting a repeal to Obamacare passed).
In one of my posts last summer, I wrote about how a conference of the Free Market Medial Association I attended had impressed me in terms of two very hard-hitting and challenging principles that were expressed in one of the presentations.
Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder of both the Surgery Center of Oklahoma and, more recently, the Free Market Medical Association, recently published an editorial article on the website for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons entitled, “‘Coverage’ Isn’t ‘Care.'”
Last week, I related a story about how the cost of a procedure can be higher if you have insurance and use it than if you don’t. I have another story this week about the cost of prescription medication if one uses their insurance.