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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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Constitutional Principles Are Required to Save American Medicine

The ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in King v. Burwell was only incidentally about Obamacare—although it does threaten medical care. It was about whether the U.S. Constitution and the ingenious separation of powers it envisioned make a difference anymore. The court decided that the clear meaning of words in the law are ambiguous and may be disregarded, but the words of IRS regulations are immutable and sacred. . . . [ full article ]

 

Make American Medicine American Again

The relatively free system of the 1950s, as well as today's government-dominated system, are often attacked by the claim that all other nations provide government care funded by single-payer medical systems.

But that claim is not true. . . . [ full article ]

 

Giving Away Your Health Care "Equally"

We regularly hear that the central problem of our times is inequality. The government no longer wants to merely tax your income or ensure accessibility to health care services; they want to limit and control all of it, equally. Their ultimate goal is not the revenue needed to pay for programs but more power for themselves. . . . [ 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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