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Free market or socialized medicine for the future of US health care?

This is a commentary written in response to an article published in Surgical Neurology International and penned by the retiring neurosurgeon Dr. Clinton Frederick Miller that was highly critical of American medicine. He opines that a major overhaul, or rather overturn, of the American health care is necessary to correct the myriad of alleged abuses …

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ObamaCare — Another step toward corporate socialized medicine in the U.S.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010), more commonly referred to as ObamaCare, has become one of the most controversial pieces of legislation passed by the Democrat-controlled, 111th U.S. Congress during President Obama’s administration. Despite significant political opposition and poll-after-poll evincing the American people’s strong dissatisfaction with a health care plan that was correctly …

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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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