Archive For The “The Health Beat” Category

Economic Freedom = Better Healthcare?

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SOURCE: FEE And economic liberty, surprisingly, has massively enriched the world in goods and services. How much? In 1800 the income per person of a country like Sweden or Japan, expressed in 2018 prices, was about $3 a day. Now it is over $100 day, a 3,200 percent increase. Not one hundred percent or even…

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Why Value Based Shopping Matters in Healthcare

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SOURCE: MEDSCAPE Retiree Leslie Robinson-Stone and her husband enjoyed a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to a luxury resort — all thanks to the county she worked for. The couple also received more than a thousand dollars in spending money and a personal concierge, who attended to their every need. For Santa Barbara County, it was money…

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Wealthy Football Players Fly to Germany for Healthcare

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SOURCE: MISES INSTITUTE On Monday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll informed the media that five players on the team had left the country in order to receive Regenokine therapy. With linebacker KJ Wright just returning to the team after his own therapeutic trip, this means that over 10% of the team’s roster has had to go…

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EU Health Tourism Makes Up 5% of All Tourism!

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SOURCE: EU A new report analyzes health tourism in the EU and its three main components: medical, wellness, and spa tourism. Health tourism comprises around 5% of general tourism in the EU28 and contributes approximately 0.3% to the EU economy. Health tourism has a much higher domestic share than general tourism does. Increasing the share of health tourism may reduce…

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Want to Spur Innovation in Healthcare: Free It!

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SOURCE: THE HILL For example, because ObamaCare regulations have outlawed insurance as we know it, forbidding insurers from accounting for health differences and thus risk, the law and its rules effectively punish insurers that offer coverage for certain very expensive conditions. Sure, the insurance companies cannot deny one with such an expensive pre-existing condition a…

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Is Anti-Aging the New Battleground for the Elite?

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SOURCE: LEWROCKWELL.COM The anti-aging business has become a rich man’s pastime.  Silicon Valley billionaires dot the anti-aging landscape: Methuselah Foundation’s Peter Thiel, Google’s/Alphabet’s Larry Page, Oracles’s Larry Ellison, Juvenesce’s Jim Mellon, to name a few.  These billionaires who provide the capital have everything anyone would want in life except immortality. A recent issue of The…

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Why Medicaid for All is a Terrible Idea

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SOURCE: FORBES “Medicaid for All” has suddenly become the darling of the health reform crowd. Nevada almost became the first state in the nation to adopt Medicaid for All this year — until Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed the plan in June. Other states, including Massachusetts and Minnesota, are looking into it. These Medicaid-for-All plans would…

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Why Do Too Few American’s Shop Around For Health?

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SOURCE: CNN Despite having more financial “skin in the game” than ever, many consumers don’t make any attempt to compare prices for health care services, a newly released study found. In a survey of nearly 3,000 adults younger than 65, about half of the roughly 1,900 who said they spent money on medical care in…

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The Middle Class Can’t Afford the ACA in 2018

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SOURCE: FORBES Those predisposed to like the Affordable Care Act are pointing to the dwindling number of counties in which no insurer is willing to sell insurance. The fear of numerous “bare counties” appears to have gone away. Their celebration is understandable: those predisposed to dislike the Affordable Care Act had cited the number of…

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Great visualization on the differences between single payer & freedom!

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SOURCE: MISES INSTITUTE At Mises U, Walter Block told the story of two Canadians in need of medical treatment to explain the consequences of single-payer healthcare. Watch Video Here

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