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Coronavirus and National Healthcare Rationing

“Flattening the curve.” Those three words describe the motivation that many governments in Europe and several state governments within the United States have used to justify shutting down nearly all commerce and public gatherings within their jurisdictions as they seek to slow the rapid spread of coronavirus infections to keep from overwhelming their limited...
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Coronavirus Response from CDC Is an Omen for Single-Payer Healthcare Shortages for All

The spread of the coronavirus epidemic to the United States is giving all Americans a first-hand look at what life would be like under a single-payer healthcare system, such as the Medicare-for-All proposals advocated by several U.S. politicians. That’s because of the role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in managing...
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How the VA Wastes Medical Care for Veterans

VA requiring veterans to undergo unwarranted medical re-examinations in order to continue getting benefits.

Competition Based on Quality of Healthcare: Why Does Quality Rise in Free Markets and Decline with Government?

Lack of quality competition is in part the result of certain characteristics of healthcare quality. What we call core quality is not a variable at all. As I discuss in my recent book Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, it is the result of other decisions made by the providers. Since the vagaries of medical...
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U.S. Health Care, Now and in the Future

A friend of mine had heart bypass surgery three weeks ago. He’s a healthy, fit, and active 86-year old, but started feeling bad one day and ended up in the hospital. The next day he had an MRI, which showed significant arterial blockage, and the day after the MRI he had his bypass surgery....
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