Free Market Medicine – A Singular Opportunity for the Self-insured and for Independent High Value Physicians

Background

Since 1970, healthcare costs have grown at twice the rate of inflation, with costs doubling over the last 10 years.  Annual U.S. healthcare expenditure has reached an incredible $3 trillion.  Insurance premiums have soared as medical spending has continued to rise.  This unsustainable healthcare cost growth threatens the financial well-being of individuals and families, small and large businesses, and our government at all levels. Continue reading

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Of Course Obamacare Must Be Repealed, of Course It Must Be Replaced, and a Practical Political Strategy to Do So

The House Republican Caucus has passed a budget resolution to roll back major portions of ObamaCare. What should have been a moment of success and optimism in working toward desperately needed healthcare reform has been much diminished by the absence of specific replacement policy. Continue reading

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In Praise of Wealth, and of Its Cause – Freedom

Wealth. The immediate reaction for many, at least in wealthy countries, on hearing the word is often a negative one.  We have been conditioned by the political left and by parts of the political right to associate “wealth” with greed, selfishness, and lack of compassion. With just a little consideration though, this narrative can’t be right.  The opposite of wealth is poverty. Poverty is obviously bad. Therefore, its opposite – wealth – must be good. Continue reading

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It’s More Like Global Luke-warming And It’s not so Bad

While human activity generated CO2 may play some role in effecting climate; straight forward comparison of the computer modeled temperature prediction with the observed temperatures demonstrates that there is much we don’t understand about CO2 and climate or even climate more generally.  Further relatively superficial investigation reveals that the so-called “settled science” underlying the prevailing politically correct climate change narrative is neither settled nor unassailable science.  Continue reading

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A Tribute to Dad

Our Dad died a week ago on Orthodox Great (Holy) Wednesday.  He was buried on the Monday after Pascha (Easter).  The week following Pascha is called Bright Week and the “Brightest” day of that week is Bright Monday.  Pascha is the Greek word for Passover.  In the Orthodox Church, Easter is called Pascha because through Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection, we passover from Death into Life. Continue reading

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