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American Health Care:  Essential Principles and Common Fallacies
 
This essay provides a brief guide to the essential political, economic and moral principles on which all health policy must be based. There is a special emphasis on the role of unique American values in maintaining these principles.
 
Also included are many common fallacies about American health care that are often used to confuse and obstruct a proper approach to medical care. Facts and reasoned arguments are provided as tools to help prevent these fallacies from damaging the system of medical care required in a free society. [ continue ]

Health Care in California
 
AFCM is dedicated to an unequivocal moral defense of capitalism and individual rights in America's great state of California. Read AFCM's commentary on issues directly concerning California—and ultimately the entire country. [ continue ]

Leonard PeikoffHealth Care Is Not a Right
 
Watch the entire lecture delivered by Leonard Peikoff, Ph.D., at a Town Hall meeting in Costa Mesa, California. [ watch video ]
 
Alternate formats:
Read the lecture on this site, or download a PDF suitable for printing (requires Adobe® Reader).

 


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Individualism Remains the Only Basis for Freedom in Medicine

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether Obamacare’s provisions to mandate the coverage of contraceptives violate the right of private employers and employees to practice their religious beliefs.

We have reached a very sorry state in America if the basis for preventing government intrusion in our decisions about our own health care is an appeal to religion. . . . [ full article ]

 

Obamacare Ruins More Than Health Care

No government intrusion in our lives is more direct, personal and threatening than Obamacare's intrusion in the care of our own health.

But Obamacare will harm us on a broader scale, as the underlying nature of the health law's provisions, and the tactics used to implement them, affect all areas of public and business policy. . . . [ full article ]

 

No Moral Grounds for Obamacare

In the wake of the fiasco of the federal health exchange website, its crooked "navigators," millions losing their insurance and the scandalous "if you like your plan, you can keep it," we can expect President Obama to go to his moral defense of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) more zealously than he ever has. . . . [ full article ]

 

 


The FDA versus Patients: Asking the government for permission to live
National Press Club, Washington, DC, October 9, 2013

 

 


Doctors Town Hall Meeting
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa Hotel, May 14, 2011

Art AstorinoCristina Rizza

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Redeeming Reform: What Health Care Reform Could Be and Ought to Be
A Joint Briefing at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, May 10, 2010

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Joint Defense of Freedom in American Medicine
A Joint Briefing at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, September 19, 2009

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Learn the facts and join the fight to free health care from a government takeover.

Fallacy #1: "The quality of health care in America is ranked lower than 36 other countries."
Fallacy #2: "Medicare and Medicaid are far more efficient and less wasteful than private insurance, spending only three percent on administrative overhead."
Fallacy #3: "Government or universities develop most new medications and then just hand them over to pharmaceutical companies to manufacture and make all the profits."
Fallacy #4: "Advertising of drugs is bad because it increases the price of medications."
Fallacy #5: "Private corporations are wasteful and bloated bureaucracies. Government-provided health care is lean and efficient."

Read the right responses to those claims and others:
Fifty Fallacies About Health Care


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