||After CLASS, Is Granny Headed to
the Ice Floe?
Long-term Care is Fastest Growing Medicaid Expense
John C. Goodman
Social Security and Medicare, the Community Living Assistance Services
and Supports (CLASS) program was designed to collect “premiums” during
employees’ working years and spend the money immediately – with no
saving and no investment.
||Stopping A Global Killer – Malaria
begins with a bite, a painless bite. The mosquito comes in the night,
alights on an exposed patch of flesh, and assumes the hunched,
head-lowered posture of a sprinter in the starting blocks. Then she
plunges her stiletto mouthparts into the skin.
||Health Care Policy and Freedom
Welcome to The Heartland Institute’s Health
Care Policy Issue Suite, a comprehensive resource for people who
support a free-market approach to improving the nation’s health care
||Single Payer: Why Government-Run
Health Care Will Harm Both Patients and Doctors
Robert A. Book
The establishment of a "single payer" health
care system would inevitably result in lower payments for physician and
other health care providers. The immediate effect of having a single
("stingy") payer would be lower incomes for physicians and a reduction
in the supply of active physicians, thereby impairing access to health
care for all patients.
||Founding Father of Canada's
Socialized Medicine Rejects the Monster He Helped Create
would drive a man like Castonguay to reconsider his long-held beliefs?
Try a health care system so overburdened that hundreds of thousands in
need of medical attention wait for care, any care; a system where
people in towns like Norwalk, Ontario, participate in lotteries to win
appointments with the local family doctor.
||The Ugly Truth about Canadian
Socialized medicine has meant rationed care
and lack of innovation. Small wonder Canadians are looking to the
and the Bureaucratic Creep of
are notoriously unwilling to become
victims of their own success. So, true to form, the public health
authorities broadened their mandate and kept on going.
||New Research Indicts Ritalin
The outcome of this research was
so surprising that team leader Nora Volkow, a psychiatrist who is
associate laboratory director for life sciences, told the media that
she and the team were “shocked as hell” at the results. “The data,”
explains Volkow, “clearly show that the notion that Ritalin is a weak
stimulant is completely incorrect.”
||Journal of the AMA:
Ritalin Acts Much Like Cocaine
research has answered a 40-year-old question about methylphenidate
(Ritalin), which is taken daily by 4 million to 6 million
children in the United States: how does it work? The answer
may unsettle many parents, because the drug acts much like cocaine.
||Why Democrats are so Angry
Patients' Bill of Rights was never about new private health care rights
for patients. It was all about moving the United States closer to
nationalized – government-controlled – health care.
Contrary to their own inflated egos,
however, the fact of having graduated from medical school does not
automatically make doctors experts in social science, statistical
analysis, Constitutional law, or history.
||Medical Control, Medical
law, a profession with much freer entry, some lawyers get rich, others
make middle incomes, and others have to go into another line of work.
But thanks to almost a century and a half of AMA statism, even terrible
doctors get lavish incomes.
||Socialized Medicine in 10 Easy
Matthews Jr., Ph.D.
A host of new programs show
how Republicans unwittingly lead the political parade toward increasing
government control of health care.
||Canada Proposes Increased Privatization
of their Socialized Medicine
logical argument here is if the private sector can deliver better,
cheaper, safer, more effective health care than a public sector
deliverer of that public health care, then we should at least have the
courage to look at that."
||Doctors' Group Wants to Mix Medicine, Gun
next time you get a checkup, the doctor might be checking your holster
along with your temperature, and some in the medical community say
that's just not right.
M.D.: How Political Correctness
Is Corrupting Medicine
the course of expanding the purview of public health to encompass the
quest for social justice, the academic elite are warping the
indispensable mission of their profession: the practical, here-and-now
prevention of injury and disease.
The absurd idea that physicians are
authorities on anything that can cause death or injury reflects the
arrogance of a cartelized profession whose members flaunt their power
as official gatekeepers, restrict competition with the government’s
help, and routinely substitute their judgment for that of their
Violation: Gun Politics
in the Doctor’s Office
Social activists are taking their war
on gun ownership to a new battleground: the doctor's office. Does your
doctor care about your family’s safety? Or instead, does he use your
trust and his authority to advance a political agenda?
Attack - The Unexpected Cause Of a New Epidemic
modern, clean, and relatively disease-free environment leads to
increased susceptibility to asthma.
||The Trouble with Medicare
Both major political
cater to the interests of the elderly; both favor more federal spending
and government care, differing in nuance rather than substance.
Clean For Our Own Good?
hypothesis blames hygiene for allergy boom
||Snags In Canada's Healthcare
needs to rely on America
medical services that it can't provide.
Vaccination Parade is all 'For The Children'
told the government does these things "for the good of the children,"
of course. I Wonder if little Karissa Demery will grow up believing
Treatment Proposed for Poobahs
the government is in charge of doling out access
just see who moves to the head-of-the-line
||DMV Doctoring - Government Controlled
system, a mix of government/private providers,
has a waiting
list for services of 1.5 million
Under Socialized Medicine
say the National Health Service has for years been administering "Third
World cancer care" in Britain.
Dissatisfied With Socialized Medicine
Ralph Klein has proposed American-style,
care for Alberta, Canada
||Few Canadians Would Recommend Their System
as a Model for Export
is not a day when the newspapers do not talk of the health crisis," ...
"It has become the number-one problem for Québécois and for Canadians."
Horror Stories from North of the Border
The waiting list for an MRI is so long that
recently reserved a session for himself at a private animal hospital
which had such a machine.
He registered under the name Fido.
||Heart Transplant Raises Questions
health care system has age limits for potential transplant patients or
Set to Crack Down on Hospital Giving Services Free
used to be a substantial number of such free hospitals, but only a
handful are left — to some extent because of the medicare rules.
||Canada Rethinks Its Medicare
affluent Canadians simply jump the queue by traveling to the US for
treatment at their own expense.
"The key is a
properly managed waiting list." This incredibly
bureaucratic assessment of the problem is typical. Instead of solving
the problem of waiting lists, manage the lists better!
Deadlier Than Guns
National Academies Institute for Medicine concludes that the U.S.
health care system has some serious flaws