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The Promises and Consequences of ObamaCare

Dr. Richard Reece reminds us of the 4 main promises President Obama made about how the new health care law will help Americans, and then asks, “How’s that working out for you?”

Read his blog post here.

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The Changing Character of Medicine: Are We Headed in the Right Direction?

As our country moves from being a nation of small business owners to a nation of employees, we are losing an important avenue for understanding the benefits and benevolence of capitalism.  This trend makes it all the more important to speak up on the morality of profits, private property and voluntary exchange to counter the loss of the direct, concrete experience gained by self-employment.

Physicians are no different. As the quality and integrity of our medical care depends upon free and independent thinking, in medicine,  it’s even more directly a matter of life or death.

Read more here.

What do Medicare, the Housing Bubble and the Chinese High Speed Rail have in Common?

Find out here.

Amicus Brief filed to FL v. HHS

Docs 4 Patient Care, Benjamin Rush Society, and Pacific Research Institute,

File Amicus Brief Against Obama Care

Read the full report on the BRP blog.

Medicare “as is” is not an option

The Budget War has reignited the Medicare War with both Republicans and Democrats fearful of angering Seniors (and potential Seniors) about diminished access to blank-check health care.

Read more…

Black Ribbon Project Recognized

BRP chosen as Video of the Week by Dr. Lee Kurisko at MediBlog.

Dr. Kurisko,  radiologist,  emigrated from Canada to escape the dangerous effects of Canadian nationalized health care. You can listen to his story here, or read a more detailed account and analysis in his book, Health Reform: The End of the American Revolution? (Brief book review here.)

Other articles by Dr. Kurisko can be found here (on the ACA and rationing)  and here (testimony to the MN House of Rep.

Canada’s system differs in details from the ACA, but the philosophic underpinnings are the same:  the use of government coercion to enforce “social justice.”

CMS Chief Actuary: PPACA will NOT hold down costs

Richard Foster, Chief Actuary, Center for Medicare and Medicaid.
1/26/11 Testimony before the House Committee on the Budget

McCLINTOCK: “True or false: The two principle promises that were made in support of Obamacare were one, that it would hold costs down. True or false?”

FOSTER: “I would say false, more so than true.”

Watch the video clip here.

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