Is a Free Market in Medicine Still Possible?

When the debate over the Graham-Cassidy bill that was intended to “repeal” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was in its full fury, I had some very mixed feelings. I very much wanted the command and control provisions of Obamacare to go bye-bye, especially the individual mandate requiring individuals to be covered by health insurance that met the centrally planned specifications of our “fearless leaders,” as well as the mandate for employers with at least 50 full-time employees to provide that coverage. read more

Single Payer Advocates in U.S. Need Reality Check

As the people of the United States try to correct the disastrous effects of the Affordable (more like Unaffordable) Care Act, the single payer advocates have become not-so-strangely noisier than ever, and what a coincidence because Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a proposal in September to establish a socialist system of single payer health care fondly known by the leftists as “Medicare for All.” read more

California Cannot Get Single Payer “Health Care” Together Either

As Senator Bernie Sanders and his leftist cronies advocate their “Medicare for All” scheme for the entire United States in a push that started Sept. 13, I have already discussed failures in two primarily blue (Democrat) states to implement single payer “health care.” Once again, I use quotes around the term “health care” because the health part of the term is highly questionable as I have outlined in a previous post. read more