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  • Free market for health care?

    A friend of mine (I know, again) made the following claim about medicine and free markets: The fact is that, on average, Americans spend far more money on health care and don't have a commensurate benefit in any measure of health. In fact, Health Care is a great example of an industry that likely...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by FlyingAxe on Tue, Feb 21 2012
  • Healthcare Individual Mandate Constitutional

    I came across an interesting blog post today regarding "Obamacare" and the individual mandate. The author claims the mandate under the constitution is perfectly legal because it is simply a tax. [quote]There’s...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Tue, May 17 2011
  • Price mechanism irrational?

    I'm having an argument with a socialist who says that the free-market price mechanism results in an irrational allocation of resources (in this case healthcare) because it results in resources being distributed to those who can afford them and not necessarily those who need them. Hence, he says "...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by SG875 on Fri, Jul 16 2010
  • Surgeons Who Don't Take Insurance

    Not sure if anyone's read this, or any article like it, but it's pretty interesting. I read a long time ago about surgeons who don't take any kind of insurance, and most of them make in the millions per year...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by BrianAnderson on Mon, Jun 28 2010
  • What are the best books against the Welfare Statism?

    I realize there are few hardcore socialists today, at least here in the Philippines. But the enormous majority believe in socializing sectors like health care, education, insurance. Fanatic leftist intellectuals here dominate the top universities and praise the European Social Democratic welfare state...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Kenneth on Sat, Feb 20 2010
  • Government run health care... if you're going to do it, a "better" way to do it...

    I think I will be hard pressed to find anyone on these forums supporting government-run health care. But, if you have to do it, this is how I think it should be done: Pass a law requiring everyone have some form of health coverage that meets some minimal standard - I would favor a formula that takes...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Scott Grizzard on Sun, Jul 5 2009
  • Healthcare Debate Help

    Next week, my Political Science class is having a debate on the validity of an American system of socialized medicine. I was (thankfully) assigned to be against the idea, but I was hoping to get some suggestions for talking points and references from the Mises community so I can argue concisely for a...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by J. Russell Wagner on Tue, Apr 7 2009
  • Re: Help me define Socialism and Capitalism from my life experiences.

    As you know, the healthcare system in the United States is a very complex beast and I doubt it can be summed up in a single sentence or perhaps even a paragraph. However, your statement that : " Castro's regime has been able to give a better health care and education system than the US."...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Helionaeic on Tue, Nov 11 2008
  • Re: Money-Driven Medicine

    "Rather than sharing knowledge, drugmakers and device makers divide value ." I can't even work out what this is meant to mean... "we must once again empower doctors . . . to practice patient-centered medicine--based not on corporate imperatives, doctors' druthers, or even patients'...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by alansmithee on Sat, Nov 1 2008
  • Re: Good articles on Socialized Medicine.

    I've made a list: Cheers!
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by allixpeeke on Sun, Jan 13 2008
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