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Many of the worst costs that will come with "Medicare for All" won't be calculated in dollars. They'll come in the form of doctor shortages, long wait times, and less access to care.
HealthTaxes and Spending
Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.
The Time magazine article creating "the gateway drug" myth in the 1970s provided no citations for its claims, except ambiguous references to unnamed “experts.” The evidence remains elusive 40 years later.
Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth
The way vaccines are packaged and distributed is often driven primarily by politics and government regulation — and not by medical concerns.
Only one company is still writing workman's comp policies for the NFL. Insurers fear Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) may be the new asbestos, with lawsuits extending into the distant future.
Winning support in newspapers’ editorial headlines is not the same thing as constitutional justification.
A respect for property rights will become all the more important in the age of "designer babies" and "gene editing."
Big GovernmentHealthMedia and Culture
Grow the scope of government and expand the weapons of the state that can be deployed against its political enemies.
Those pushing Medicare for All rely on the presumption that it will generate huge administrative efficiencies. But they greatly underestimate the program's real administrative cost.
HealthMonopoly and Competition
Brand recognition, competition, and de-regulation are the keys to a more affordable and more competitive drug market.