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ObamaCare — Toward Free Market or Socialized Medicine?

In a recent letter to the editor published in my local newspaper, the Macon Telegraph (9/16/11), Jack Bernard, a self-described “Republican,” retired health care executive, was “disconcerted by the ideological free market rigidity” that he observed during a debate by the Republican presidential candidates concerning “the health care reform question.” Moreover, Mr. Bernard asserted, “If …

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Faria: Getting US in Line for ObamaCare and Medical Rationing!

The final word from medical moguls and other pundits is coming out in full force on health care and medical journalism: Americans must be prepared, from the top down, to accept drastic medical and health care rationing. Why? Because “the establishment of the rational allocation of finite resources” (translate: the extensive rationing of medical services) …

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National Health Insurance (Part II): Any Social Utility in the Elderly? by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

In Part I of this article, I discussed a concept that is always on the mind of the socialist planner and that is “social utility.” To fully understand this concept one has to understand the socialist philosophy, if it can indeed be called a philosophy — in general, philosophies are analytical. In their world view, …

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National Health Insurance (Part I): The Socialist Nightmare by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

One characteristic of the collectivists is that when a particular term becomes unpopular, such as the word socialism, they create a succession of more socially friendly terms. For example, in the 1800s they did not shy away from the term socialism, but as people began to understand that socialism was a form of social control …

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Enhancing Access Via Medical Freedom — Call It MSA Empowerment by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Despite the assurances by managed care proponents that health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and other forms of managed care would solve the duel problem of spiraling health care costs and the rising number of the uninsured, that has not been the case. Public-private partnerships and managed care health initiatives which have been promoting the herding of …

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Boomerang: Health Care Reform and the Turn Against Government by Theda Skocpol

Boomerang by Theda Skocpol, a professor of government and sociology at Harvard University, is subtitled, “Clinton’s Health Security Effort and the Turn Against Government in U.S. Politics.” And indeed, this book is about politics, not about the reality of what went on in those crucial years. One comes out with the impression that the book …

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