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Week in Review: February 25, 2017

The FedHealthPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
Cutting back presidential power continues to be one of our most urgent challenges.

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Why the Feds Should Legalize Interstate Commerce in Healthcare

HealthU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog02/24/2017
The Feds should allow consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines. This won't fix everything, but it's a start.

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Trump to States with Recreational Pot: Drop Dead

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
Trump's spokesman signals the administration plans to wage war on federalism, states's rights, and local control.

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The Economic Evil of Eugenics

HealthInterventionism

Blog02/20/2017
Central planning implies eugenics, and eugenics in turn is a kind of central planning.

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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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Judge Rules Health Insurance Companies Matter More Than Taxpayers

HealthLegal System

Blog02/13/2017
Both taxpayers and health insurers are victims of Obamacare. Why are courts penalizing the former to protect the latter?

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Healthcare Is Not Immune to the Laws of Economics

HealthInterventionism

Blog02/09/2017
Proclaiming health care to be a "right" won't make new doctors, hospitals, drugs, and medical equipment fall from the sky — in just the right amounts.

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A Heartless "Solution" to the Heroin Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
By over-prescribing opiate painkillers, doctors drive many to heroin. Some conservatives want to "solve" the problem by imprisoning more addicts.

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What Republicans Miss About Healthcare Reform

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog01/17/2017

Senator Rand Paul's proposal is an improvement from Obamacare, but it doesn't address the fundamental problems with American healthcare.

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Obamacare: Is It Worse Than What Came Before It?

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog01/11/2017

The US economy has been so malformed by interventionist policy, it has become difficult to say how even a policy of repeal might distort markets.

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