• Libertarian Views on Health Care

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    From: B
    Sent: Mon 6/26/2017 1:33 PM
    To: Walter Block
    Subject: Re: re. a question

    I’d like to get a handle on the issue of health care, focusing on both our current system and a possible free-market replacement. Under this broad heading, I’d like to better understand our current (guild) medical system, our so-called insurance system, and the roles played by government. I’d be thankful for any reading suggestions you might have. B

    Dear B: See below.

    Dear Everyone Else:

    If you have suggestions for additions to my list, please send them to me. I’d like to compile a more complete reading list on socialized medicine, and its very opposite, the free enterprise position.

    Block, 2003; Friedman, 1962; Goodman and Musgrave, 1992; Gratzer, 2005; Hamowy, 1984; Herbener, 1996; Holly, 2013; Hoppe, 1993; Johnson, et.al., 1998; Laydon and Block, 1996; Salerno, 2016; Terrell, 2003.

    Block, Walter. 2003. “Socialized Medicine is the Problem,” Surgical Neurology, Vol. 60, No. 5, November, pp. 467-46

    Friedman, Milton. 1962. Capitalism and Freedom, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, chapter 9

    Goodman, John C. and Gerald L. Musgrave, 1992. Patient Power: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis. Washington D.C.: Cato

    Gratzer, David. 2005. “The Return of HillaryCare: Socialized medicine is still not a good idea. The Weekly Standard. May 23; http://www.medicalprogresstoday.com/spotlight/spotlight_indarchive.php?id=778

    Hamowy, Ronald. 1984. Canadian Medicine: A Study in Restricted Entry, Vancouver: The Fraser Institute

    Herbener, Jeffrey. 1996. “Socialized Medicine, Take Two.” The Free Market. Vol. 14, No. 7, July. http://www.mises.org/freemarket_detail.asp?control=172&sortorder=articledate

    Holly, Mike.2013. “How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive.” December 17;
    http://bastiat.mises.org/2013/12/how-government-regulations-made-healthcare-so-expensive/

    Hoppe, Hans-Hermann. 1993. “A Four-Step Health-Care Solution.” The Free Market. Vol. 11, No. 4, April; http://www.mises.org/freemarket_detail.asp?control=279

    Johnson, Clint, Walter E. Block and Thomas Oxner. 1998. “Notes on Health Care Financing and Free Markets,” Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, Vol. 1, No. 3, Summer 1998, pp. 488-502.

    Layden, William R. and Walter E. Block. 1996. “Health Security,” Nomos, July, No. 47/48, pp. 38-45

    Salerno, Joseph P. 2016. “Laura Hillier, RIP.” February 11;
    https://mises.org/blog/laura-hillier-rip

    Terrell, Timothy D. 2003. “Socialized Medicine in America.” The Free Market. Vol. 23, No. 11, November; http://www.mises.org/freemarket_detail.asp?control=458&sortorder=articledate

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    1:57 pm on June 26, 2017