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Some medical facilities are opting out of the whole health insurance bureaucracy to make care less expensive.
HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory
The US government will outlaw yet another plant that has long been used for herbal remedies, magically transforming users into criminals overnight.
HealthU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition
For decades, governments have been manipulating our views of what medical schools are, and what they should be.
HealthTaxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory
There is no bright line that divides the allegedly "free-market" US from the "socialist" welfare states of Western Europe.
The larger government becomes, the more important it is to have it on your side.
Americans enjoy one of the world's highest incomes levels. But their fondness for spending means they have have relatively low levels of wealth.
The price of EpiPens has increased dramatically and many are calling for more regulation in health care.
Under a system of tariffs, subsidies, and restrictions, we get companies like Coke and Pepsi producing collectivist drinks for the masses.
HealthMedia and CultureTaxes and Spending
It is true that perks from pharma companies influence doctors. But pharma dollars are nothing compared to the subsidies doled out by governments.
In a free-market healthcare system, doctors would join together to form large firms to offer the benefits of specialization and economies of scale.