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Health Care: American Mania vs. Canadian Sclerosis

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog02/19/2018
The Canadian medico-sclerosis would have been worse if it weren’t for the American medico-mania which has brought an unbelievable number of innovations.
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Healthcare: Government — Not Technology — Is Driving Prices Up

HealthTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/15/2017
Technology by itself isn't what's making health care so expensive. A more likely cause is government intervention through welfare and regulation.
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How Medical Licensing Laws Can Shield Incompetent Doctors

HealthPolitical Theory

Blog10/09/2016

The cronyist American Medical Association has forced doctors to choose between protecting "the profession" and protecting their patients.

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Cronyism: Government, the AMA, and Med Schools

HealthU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/07/2016

For decades, governments have been manipulating our views of what medical schools are, and what they should be.

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The Pharma-Fed Doctor

HealthMedia and CultureTaxes and Spending

Blog07/28/2016

It is true that perks from pharma companies influence doctors. But pharma dollars are nothing compared to the subsidies doled out by governments.

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Free-Market Medicine: The Role of the Large Medical Firm

The EntrepreneurHealthEntrepreneurship

Blog07/14/2016

In a free-market healthcare system, doctors would join together to form large firms to offer the benefits of specialization and economies of scale.

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Why Health Care Costs Exploded After World War II

HealthU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog06/08/2016

The advent of health insurance and regulated health care brought a new era of rampant health care inflation.

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The Early History of Regulated Health Care

HealthInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/24/2016

A brief history of how various state interventions have raised health care prices and lessened access.

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Let's Get Government Out of the Physician Certification Business

Free MarketsHealth

Blog03/24/2016

Should the government impose its own standards for certification for physicians? The short answer is "no."

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Can 12th-Century Medicine Save 21st-Century Health Care?

Health

05/23/2019Audio/Video
Accad and Koka interview Dr. Victoria Sweet, author of the best-sellers God’s Hotel and Slow Medicine , two of the most important books on medicine in recent times.
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