Certain forms of taxation are simply unjustifiable. One especially problematic example is the taxation of menstrual hygiene products, such as tampons. Here’s why the tampon tax is fundamentally regressive and must be scrapped…
Australia’s new ban on single use and non-prescription ‘vapes’ will stretch enforcement and health agencies, give rise to an already rampant black market, and force vapers back onto expensive and harmful cigarettes.
For many people who suffer from a debilitating illness or who are in chronic pain, medical marijuana has proven to be an effective remedy. Researchers estimate that over 5.5 million Americans are currently using medical marijuana for a variety of conditions, including MS, HIV or AIDS, cancer, chronic pain, IBS, and glaucoma.If you’re thinking about trying medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, here are some tips…
Europe is often praised for its public healthcare systems that rely on sin taxes and collectivizing costs. But the Covid emergency propelled into the public debate important flaws in this type of healthcare system
Healthcare in the United States is Pandora’s Box: even the mere thought of it releases physical and emotional curses upon policymakers.
How did healthcare in the U.S. get so messy, convoluted, and inefficient? Why is it so hard to know what a simple visit to the doctor — let alone a surgery — will cost?
Five people share their true stories. We interviewed 5 people about their experiences of being under lockdown in Brazil, Nigeria, Greece, India, and the United States. This video tells some of their stories and ideas of how extreme measures have been used by governments everywhere to contain the pandemic – and how much it has […]
Is human blood a “public resource”? Prof. Peter Jaworski argues that your bodily fluids belong to you, and governments should let you sell them.
The government has been ruining US health care since 1946.
Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation.
President Donald Trump claimed Senators who voted against Obamacare’s replacement, the AHCA, had “let down Americans.”
As a believer in small government, I usually favor anything that reduces taxes. But this tax break has wreaked havoc on American health care.
The relevant alternative to a cheap healthcare provider for a lot of people isn’t a medical doctor — it’s Google.
Let’s debunk the confusion around the “dangerous” carcinogens in processed meat.
Violations of consent during childbirth are surprisingly common.
Want to sell a new medicine? You need to pay $2 million — at least — to the FDA
Bryan Caplan says we could get rid of 95% of government health care intervention, and STILL have subsidized health insurance for the poorest. Watch the full interview
Recent arguments against cutting federal health care spending — and letting states handle insurance regulation — reveal just how unaffordable the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is.
During policy debates on healthcare most people assume that more healthcare leads to better outcomes. What if that assumption is false?
Republican reformers have repeatedly promised affordable healthcare for all Americans — doubly affordable, in fact. They promise sufficient subsidies to put premiums and out-of-pocket costs within reach of low- and middle-income consumers. At the same time, they promise that the plan will be affordable to the federal budget, even given the constraints their most conservative […]
This bill is a train wreck waiting to happen.
What does it really mean to “repeal and replace” Obamacare?
I do favor some role for the government. One idea for overcoming the free rider problem is mandatory health saving accounts and catastrophic insurance. (The alternative is letting people who choose not to be insured simply die when they are sick. Even if that’s the right policy, society is not willing to adopt it—so health savings accounts seem like a good second best policy.)
3,000 Americans die every year for lack of bone marrow donors. Here’s how markets for marrow could save them. Peter Jaworski recaps his testimony to Congress.