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 ]
Health 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 ]
Read the lecture on this site, or download a PDF suitable for printing (requires Adobe® Reader).
..::: LATEST COMMENTARY
Politicians and journalists are obsessed with the failed rollout and continuing complications of the government-run website healthcare.gov, which Americans must use, under penalty of law, to enroll in the brave new world of Obamacare. . . . [ full article ]
The Food and Drug Administration is a huge, unwieldy, distant and indifferent bureaucracy. After more than a century of regulation, it follows a well-established pattern in the history of the U.S. Government. It relentlessly, voraciously and persistently seeks to increase its spending, regulations, authority and staff. The result is the subordination of the best interests of patients in favor of serving the FDAís congressional and ideological patrons. . . . [ full article ]
Donald Berwick, former head of Medicare and Medicaid, was appointed to that position by President Barack Obama based on his moral philosophy as he stated it: "Excellent medical care is, by definition, redistributional."
The labor unions that helped push through the redistributional Affordable Care Act have finally taken former House Speaker Pelosiís advice to read it to find out what is in itand are now freaking out. . . . [ full article ]