Imagine If U.S. Healthcare Had a Truly Free Market

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



  • MFP

    The “health care” system that we are currently forced to sue at gun point is IMHO responsible for the death of millions upon millions of Americans. We are certainly not free in the so called land of the free, when we can not even choose our own health care options.

    “Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.” ~Dr. Benjamin Rush 1700’s

    Those enforcing this medical monopoly, endangering our health and trampling our rights are by definition criminals and there should be a way to charge and prosecute criminals. Right? But these criminals are killing us by the millions and there is no justice at all in our justice system. None of them are being charged.