What’s missing from the Obamacare debates
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50 Years Down the Road of Socialized Medicine
by Rituparna Basu | July 30, 2015
Is Obamacare Here to Stay?
by Don Watkins | August 11, 2014
What’s missing from the Obamacare debates
by Tom Bowden | March 11, 2014
Obamacare creates a new class of free riders
by Rituparna Basu | January 23, 2014
Obamacare Is Suffocating An Already Sick Health Insurance Patient
by Rituparna Basu | January 22, 2014
The Broken State of American Health Insurance Prior to the Affordable Care Act: A Market Rife with Government Distortion
by Rituparna Basu | January 21, 2014
Obamacare is Really, Really Bad for You, Especially If You're Young
by Rituparna Basu | August 21, 2013
How Obamacare Law Fleeces the Young
by Rituparna Basu | April 26, 2013
It’s time to unplug Medicare’s third rail
by Rituparna Basu | November 26, 2012
I’ll Buy My Own Contraception, Thanks
by Rituparna Basu | November 13, 2012
Will FDA choke off promising adult stem cell research?
by Keith Lockitch | August 10, 2012
How Important Is the Obamacare Litigation?
by Tom Bowden | August 12, 2011
The Road to Socialized Medicine Is Paved With Pre-existing Conditions (Part 3)
by Yaron Brook | April 06, 2011
The Road to Socialized Medicine Is Paved with Pre-existing Conditions (Part 2)
by Yaron Brook | March 10, 2011
The Road to Socialized Medicine Is Paved with Pre-existing Conditions
by Yaron Brook | February 10, 2011
The Avastin Travesty
by Tom Bowden | December 12, 2010
You Are Not Your Neighbor's Health Care Provider
by Yaron Brook | May 11, 2010
What About Private Health Emergencies?
by Tom Bowden | April 08, 2010
The Right Vision Of Health Care
by Yaron Brook | January 08, 2008
Be Healthy or Else!
by Yaron Brook | October 22, 2007
No Right to “Free” Health Care
by Onkar Ghate | June 11, 2007
Prescription Drug Benefits Violate the Rights of Drug Companies
by Onkar Ghate | July 24, 2002
Health Care is Not a Right
by Leonard Peikoff | December 11, 1993
Medicine: The Death of a Profession
by Leonard Peikoff | 1989
POV: How Not To Fight Against Socialized Medicine
by Ayn Rand | 1963

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What’s missing from the Obamacare debates

by Tom Bowden | March 11, 2014

As Obamacare oozes into effect, shape-shifting to avoid the economic and medical realities its proponents desperately seek to evade, most debate centers on what adjustments are necessary to save it. The few opponents who still favor repeal have no plan to achieve what health care really needs: freedom from government control.

ARI’s radically different position on Obamacare starts with the view that health care is not a right. What one spends on doctors, medicines, and health insurance should be a matter of private budgeting, not political influence-peddling and tax-funded redistributions.

What’s missing from the Obamacare debates

Yet government continues adding to the measures that were distorting health care markets long before Obamacare was enacted. Indeed, the act’s passage depended on scapegoating the free market for problems (such as “job lock” and high health insurance premiums) actually caused by government controls.

Now, as young people chafe under the burden of new obligations to pay for their parents’ and grandparents’ health care, people of all ages are searching for answers outside the well-worn pathways of Washington politics. Here are some links that say more about ARI’s point of view on Obamacare:

The Broken State of American Health Insurance Prior to the Affordable Care Act: A Market Rife with Government Distortion — Article by Rituparna Basu

Obamacare Is Really, Really Bad for You, Especially If You’re Young — Op-ed by Rituparna Basu

Obamacare: What You Need to Know Now — Podcast episode #11

Health Care Is Not a Right — Article by Leonard Peikoff

Yaron Answers: What Is Wrong with Free Health Care? — Video by Yaron Brook

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Tom Bowden

Analyst and Outreach Liaison, Ayn Rand Institute