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The Pill Whose Price Went Up 5000%? It Costs 5 Cents in India.

By Alex Tabarrok Foundation for Economic Education September 30, 2015   The Pill Whose Price Went Up 5000%? It Costs 5 Cents in India.     The drug Daraprim was increased in price from $13.60 to $750, creating social outrage. I’ve been busy, but a few points are worth mentioning. The drug is a generic and not […]

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100 Years of Government’s “Managed” Health Care

By Michel Accad Mises.org September 21, 2015   100 Years of Government’s “Managed” Health Care   The term “managed care” entered the common lexicon in the 1990s, when contracted arrangements between physicians and hospitals on the one hand, and insurance entities on the other, became standard means to try to control healthcare expenditures. The origin of […]


307,000 veterans died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report finds

By Against Crony Capitalism September 13, 2015   307,000 veterans died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report finds     Treating veterans is very expensive. I would hate to look at the projections the actuaries and accountants come up with each quarter at Veterans Affairs. At best they are a wash of nonsensical numbers. At […]

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Pharmaceutical Prices, Patents, and the FDA 1

By Timothy D. Terrell Mises.org August 18, 2015   Pharmaceutical Prices, Patents, and the FDA   In this article by economist Jeffrey Sachs, pharmaceutical company Gilead is taken to task for selling its hepatitis C cure, Sofosbuvir (sold as Sovaldi), at a price of $84,000 per course of treatment. Sachs says that the actual production cost […]


Prescription Price Sticker Shock Is Now A Common Consumer Ailment

By Laura Northrup Consumerist August 13, 2015   Prescription Price Sticker Shock Is Now A Common Consumer Ailment   (Adam Gerard)   Maybe this has happened to you: you’re at the pharmacy, picking up a refill of a prescription that you or a family member have been taking for a long time. It’s a routine […]

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The Rise of the Medical Bureaucrat and Centralized Health Care

By Michel Accad Mises.org July 15, 2015   The Rise of the Medical Bureaucrat and Centralized Health Care   In contrast to the expected shortage of tens of thousands of physicians, there appears to be an abundance of health care administrators. Economists and physician-activists at Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) have invoked the […]


One-third of veterans on pending (VA) medical care list already dead

By Against Crony Capitalism July 14, 2015   One-third of veterans on pending (VA) medical care list already dead     I was talking to someone a few months ago about the medical challenges facing our veterans and this person made the point that treating vets is very expensive. Once they pass however they are […]

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Obamacare’s Best Allies: The Courts and the Republicans

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute June 28, 2015     Obamacare’s Best Allies: The Courts and the Republicans   By ruling for the government in the case of King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court once again tied itself into rhetorical and logical knots to defend Obamacare. In King, the court disregarded Obamacare’s clear language […]

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The Latest Federal Mandate Threatening Doctor’s Offices

By Natalie Johnson The Daily Signal June 25, 2015   The Latest Federal Mandate Threatening Doctor’s Offices     Gerald Harmon, a member of the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees, owns a small, family medical practice in coastal South Carolina.  A doctor for more than 20 years, his practice is among the many private, […]


Health Insurance Is Illegal

By Warren C. Gibson Foundation for Economic Education May 28, 2015   Health Insurance Is Illegal It is a crime to buy or sell a real health care plan     Health insurance is a crime. No, I’m not using a metaphor. I’m not saying it’s a mess, though it certainly is that. I’m saying […]

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ObamaFail: Affordable Insurance Rates Set To Skyrocket 50%… Again

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com May 23, 2015   ObamaFail: Affordable Insurance Rates Set To Skyrocket 50%… Again     Remember when the American people were told that insurance would be free for the poor and affordable for the middle class? You know, back when we had to wait for the Affordable Care Act to be […]


How This New Regulation Will Drive Up Your Health Care Costs

By John Grimsley The Daily Signal February 10, 2015   How This New Regulation Will Drive Up Your Health Care Costs     America’s doctors, already struggling with the Affordable Care Act’s regulatory burdens, could face another round of red tape—which means higher costs for ordinary Americans. The new round of red tape is the […]

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Vaccine Controversy Shows Why We Need Markets, Not Mandates

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 9, 2015   Vaccine Controversy Shows Why We Need Markets, Not Mandates   If I were still a practicing ob-gyn and one of my patients said she was not going to vaccinate her child, I might try to persuade her to change her mind. But, if I were […]


How Government Helped Create the Coming Doctor Shortage

By Logan Albright Mises.org February 3, 2015   How Government Helped Create the Coming Doctor Shortage   For the last five years, attempts to reform America’s health care system have focused primarily on the demand side of the market, and specifically on the market for insurance. Yet, these reforms have not achieved significant improvements in […]

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