Why Legislative Do-Gooders Hurt More than Help

Why Legislative Do-Gooders Hurt More than Help

4     Minimum wage and Medicaid Expansion are programs designed to help those on the margin. Unfortunately, those who seem to assume a position of moral superiority—in days past, they were called “do-gooders”—don’t understand the lessons of economic history and don’t realize...
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Would You Take the Life of an Unborn Child?

Would You Take the Life of an Unborn Child?

119     Any discussion regarding abortion rights should acknowledge certain fundamental truths. First of all, there is no sin greater than God’s Love and Grace. God loves us and wants us to experience his love. My Quaker Grandmot...
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The Medical Problems with Legalizing Marijuana

The Medical Problems with Legalizing Marijuana

15     One of many definitions of a “libertarian” is that they are a fiscal conservative and a social progressive. Historically libertarian political philosophy is predicated on the US Constitutional principles of reserving...
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Health Care: Cost vs Price

Health Care: Cost vs Price

8     We are so lucky to live in a State where we have an incredible group of health care providers. Doctors, nurses, and technicians, Family Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants are as knowledgeable and skilled as any place i...
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What is Virtue Signaling?

What is Virtue Signaling?

24     I never heard of the term “virtue signaling” until last Sunday when I listened to news reports about the confrontation between the Covington Kentucky Catholic High School students and the Native American Elder. Now I...
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Single Payer Medical Care is not the Answer

Single Payer Medical Care is not the Answer

47   1 Over the past 7 years and since the time of the passage of the ACA, I have listened without interjecting myself into the debate about the efficacy of moving forward with—Medicaid Expansion, SHIP, and Access to Health Care to those....
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Health Care is neither a Right nor a Common Good

Health Care is neither a Right nor a Common Good

8   1 Last weekend was a great moment in time for the State of Idaho. Seeing power being transferred to a new generation of Idahoans and fresh young legislators eager to represent their constituents is always uplifting. Unfortunately, we he...
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“Governmentalist” – Another word for Government Healthcare

“Governmentalist” – Another word for Government Healthcare

      Last week I took a trip back to my home State. I helped teach a group of military surgeons from all over the world at the National Center for Medical Readiness at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio....
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Liberalism is a Disease

Liberalism is a Disease

      For years I have tried to relate my own personal experiences with friend’s colleagues and family members and the events being played out politically today. It is said that “all politics is local” My mother ...
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Medicaid Expansion Who’s Being Robbed?

Medicaid Expansion Who’s Being Robbed?

      I would like to refer to the Wall Street Journal articles “Obama Care is Robbing Medicaid’s Sickest Patients” by Alyssa Finley and “America Is Running Out of Family Caregivers, Just When It Needs The...
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Fake News and the Swamp Needs a Brain Scan

Fake News and the Swamp Needs a Brain Scan

      When I was 5 years old, my Quaker grandmother told me to be careful of the thoughts I think. Thoughts turn into words, words turn into actions, actions turn into habits, and habits define a life. Before the end of...
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A Historic Review of Modern Medicine

A Historic Review of Modern Medicine

      Modern day medicine in the USA began at the end of the 19th century with the development of Medical residency training programs at John’s Hopkins University and the Mayo Clinic. Both institutions were run by physicians...
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