The Hard Realities of Socialized Medicine

In my previous article, I explained the reasons behind the high cost of medical care in this country. With the Democrat’s Obamacare, and now the Republicans proposed American Health Care Act, America is falling into the same trap that has befallen every other western industrialized country – socialized medicine. Donald Trump and the political “right”, […]

Defining Freedom

In an editorial last Friday, the Chronicle states that “Maybe Ted Cruz needs a new dictionary. His definition of ‘freedom’ seem a bit off.” The editorial is responding to the Senator’s plan to allow insurance companies to sell health insurance with minimal coverage, which Cruz calls a consumer freedom plan.

Interestingly, the editorial fails to […]

The Effects of Government Control on Healthcare Costs

In my previous article, I explained that the underlying cause of this country’s transition to socialized medicine was the progressive movement and the collectivist/altruist premise underlying that movement.

One of the main arguments used by the adherents of socialized medicine is its high cost and therefore the inability of people in the lower income brackets […]

Medicaid and the Movement to Socialized Medicine

A town hall meeting led by Rep. Al Green was held in Houston recently to protest the proposed Medicaid cuts in the Republican health bill. A series of “If it were not for Medicaid…” type testimonials were given by several individuals. Most testimonials claimed they wouldn’t be able to afford treatment without the help of […]

Wendy Davis is a Hypocrite

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis is a hypocrite. She defends a woman’s right to choose an abortion, but she wants to deny other individuals a choice in how their money is spent. She wants to force taxpayers to pay for women’s health care, regardless of their own personal choices.

Last week, the former candidate for governor […]

The Pre-existing Conditions Mandate is Immoral

The pre-existing conditions feature is at the heart of what is wrong with Obamacare. It requires insurance companies to pay for the care of new customers who are already sick with often chronic and expensive diseases and to charge them no more than their healthy patients. These are the same insurers that the young and […]

Promoting Individual Responsibility

Intellectual consistency has never been a strong suit of Progressives (Leftists). They utter allegedly noble platitudes about empowering individuals to have more control over their lives, while simultaneously advocating policies that discourage individual responsibility.

Chronicle business reporter Chris Tomlinson serves as a case in point:

I’ve written many columns lambasting doctors, hospitals, drug makers and […]

Responsibility in the Entitlement Age

Today’s editorial in the Chronicle bemoans potential cuts to (or even the dismantling of) Medicare and Medicaid. The paper writes that if the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, has his way

America’s middle-class should be prepared to pay not only for their own health-care needs in old age, but also for the […]