The spread of markets into the healthcare sector has allowed us to live longer than ever before.
Without young, healthy individuals buying insurance and thereby paying into the system, the government is finding itself saddled with the responsibility for supporting the healthcare of the older, sicker population.
Obamacare concentrates the health insurance market into politically connected health insurance firm at the expense of consumers.
Because each physician works fewer hours, they have to hand off patients to other doctors, which can lead to mistakes even more serious than those caused by fatigue.
With the stroke of a pen, governor John Kasich made Ohio the 25th state to legalize medicinal marijuana. Once the rules take effect later this year, Ohioans will be able to obtain marijuana for medical use to treat certain ailments like Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, epilepsy and other seizure disorders. While recreational use is still banned, […]
Building prosthetics has become easier as technology has become more accessible. With 3D printers, eNABLE creates prosthetic limbs for children with limb differences or missing fingers. Find out how you can build prosthetic limbs for children in need around the world at http://enablingthefuture.org/. For more information about innovations in health care, visit https://www.learnliberty.org/health-care/.
3D printers have paved the way for digital humanitarians. Now volunteers can make Superhero Hands for children all over the world. Watch more Learn Liberty videos on the frontiers of health care technology, policy, and entrepreneurship. https://www.learnliberty.org/health-care/ Volunteers around the world are designing and 3D printing “superhero” hands for kids with limb differences or missing […]
The Affordable Care Act (popularly known as “Obamacare”) promised to lower costs and give everyone in America access to health care coverage. 6 years later, has it lived up to its promises? Did the ACA get you covered or not? Have your own health care bills gone up or down? Check out more of Dr. […]
What if seeing a doctor could be easy as getting an Uber? Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center Adam Thierer looks at one of the newest innovations on the free-market frontier of health care. Doctors are making real house calls arranged by new smartphone apps. Would you use an app like this to see […]
I got a powerful reminder a few months ago of a lesson I learned in grad school: numbers don’t speak for themselves. We must interpret them alertly if we are to learn from them.The numbers I came across are these: [Medicare] spends roughly $3 on administration for each $100 of medical services it buys for […]
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that results in seizures. Seven-year old Sophia Nazzarine has suffered from intractable epilepsy. This interview was based on Sophia’s story. Watch more. 7 years old. 3 brain surgeries. 1 outlawed alternative. Sophia is extraordinary and she deserves her happily ever ever. There is hope. Doctor’s believe Cannabidiol or […]
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If Social Security and Medicare are constitutional, why isn’t the individual mandate from the Affordable Care Act also constitutional? Law professor Elizabeth Price Foley explains that the Social Security and Medicare laws are based on a different congressional power than the Affordable Care Act. Social Security and Medicare fall under Congress’s power to tax and […]
Most states require individuals to possess insurance for their automobiles. So why can’t the federal government set a similar requirement? According to Professor Elizabeth Price Foley, the Constitution outlines specific powers for the federal government. Any law Congress passes must be able to prove that it falls under these powers. States have different powers. The […]
Does Congress possess the constitutional power to force its citizens to purchase health insurance? Prof. Elizabeth Price Foley says that’s the key question in the Supreme Court challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court must decide whether the “individual mandate” portion of the law falls under Congress’s power to “regulate […]
One year after the passage of major health care legislation, Harvard economist Jeff Miron says more reform is still needed. Dr. Miron gives his top 3 policy proposals for fixing the U.S. health care system: 1) Throw away the notion that health care is a right; 2) Repeal Obamacare; and 3) Phase out Medicare.
In the healthcare reform debates, one commonly cited statistic was “there are 47 million uninsured Americans.” Economics professor Antony Davies examines this number, and asserts that based on the evidence, the actual number of uninsured Americans was far smaller.