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Code Blue: Health Care in Crisis by Edward R. Annis

This is a great book. It shows how American medicine is being socialized to the detriment of patients. On managed competition/care, the author observes, “Government cannot preserve high quality health care, prompt service, and freedom of choice without allowing health care providers the freedom to meet demand; Government cannot reduce the regulatory burden…government cannot apply …

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Overdose of Socialism

On June 23, 1995, a swarm of armed men invaded the Mason, West Virginia medical office of Dr. Danny R. Westmoreland. With their guns drawn, the intruders ordered everyone, including a nine-year-old child, to stand against a wall while the office was ransacked. The marauders were agents of the federal “health police,” and they had …

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Medical Warriors: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine in America

Under the present developing system of medical care — i.e., managed care and HMOs (corporate socialized medicine), physicians today (including neurosurgeons) are subject to cost-effective analysis or economic credentialing—the methodology by which hospitals and health care networks (particularly HMOs) use utilization review data about physician medical practices (not to determine quality as claimed, but more …

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Book Review of Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine. Reviewed by Conrad F. Meier

Warning! If you have high blood pressure, consult your physician before reading Medical Warrior. Dr. Miguel Faria writes with such fervor and conviction about the looming dangers of a health-care system dominated by big government, big business, and big labor that people with medical problems may wish to read something far less provocative. In this …

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Book Review of Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine. Reviewed by Friar James Thornton

During President Clinton’s first term, a vigorous offensive was launched under the name “Health Security Act of 1993,” the goal of which was to deliver into the hands of the federal government the entire health care system of the United States. Fortunately, that undertaking was defeated, thanks to the resistance of the American people who …

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Book Review of Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine. Reviewed by Otto Scott

Very few American adults now recall the high status once enjoyed by physicians in this land. They did not, of course, accomplish this on their own: their forbears in Europe spent generations at the task. The climb was not easy, for the aristocracy had all the weapons and the power and the prestige and the …

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