There is no American who is ignorant of the fact that healthcare costs are currently exorbitant and prohibitive. We are collectively faced with the false narrative that healthcare is an inherently expensive endeavor, and thus people are either doomed to face bankruptcy in any free market, or the government must save us all with a single-payer model. Leftists posit that prior to the presidency of Obama, America suffered under a free market failure, and that people were too often bankrupted by unforeseen accidents and disease. They insist that the problem with Obamacare is that it did not do enough, and that affordable care remains impossible because the government did not remove the profit motive from medicine altogether. They say that we can only solve the affordability problem by demanding that our government save us from the real problem, which we are assured is greed.
Within these arguments are multiple layers of intellectual dishonesty which should be addressed. Foremost amongst the fallacies is a contention that healthcare is expensive by its very nature, whereas in actuality, healthcare has been arbitrarily made expensive. At Health Wyze, we spend the bulk of our time discussing better alternatives for the treatment of chronic diseases, but for the purpose of this essay, we shall pretend that allopathic (orthodox) medicine is the only medicine, in order to avoid unnecessary complexity….. Read More