Medicare is running out of money fast; the Federal government has made promises to that it cannot keep. The Medicare Trustees report that the program’s unfunded liabilities are $38.6 Trillion, or $328,404 for Each U.S. household. Seniors who depend on Medicare for their medical care need to be allowed a way out of this failing program, explains AAPS Executive Director Jane Orient, MD in this interview with Michael Ostrolenk about her recent Washington Times editorial, “Boomers to Congress: Let’s Make a Deal”.  Dr. Orient proposes solutions that would empower these citizens to control their own medical decisions and spending instead of being forced to into the bureaucrat-rationed care of an insolvent Federal government.

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Since World War II the U.S. Federal Government has been increasingly undermining market forces in the American medical system. In this podcast, Richard Amerling, M.D. reviews the harmful consequences of these failed top-down policies and what can be done to restore a true free market. The invisible hand of the free market would lower prices, increase quality, strengthen the patient-physician relationship, and encourage patients to make wiser health choices, leading to healthier patients, explains Dr. Amerling. Click here to read Dr. Amerling’s latest article, “The Clouded Utopian Vision for Healthcare Ignores Reality.”

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AAPS Director Wayne Iverson, MD joins Michael in this podcast to discuss his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 52nd District. Dr. Iverson explains why he is running and solutions for health care he would work to implement to empower patients not bureaucrats. Learn more about Dr. Iverson’s campaign at http://www.WayneIversonforCongress.com.

 

AAPS Director, Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD of http://www.herplace.com explains that the new health care law is in direct opposition to our founding documents and abrogates our individual rights. Liberty to decide our own medical care is the very freedom our founders intended when they set the framework to protect us from an over-intrusive government.

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Benjamin Barr, Counsel at the Wyoming Liberty Group, first spoke with Michael about the concept of Medical Freedom Zones back in 2010. He returns to dig deeper into this proposed mechanism that would Americans to bypass the burdensome bureaucratic barriers blocking their access to affordable and/or innovative medical treatments. This government over-regulation is creating a growing demand for medical tourism; 500,000 patients sought care outside of the U.S. in 2008. Mr. Barr recently coauthored a 68-page report outlining his proposal to help these patients find the care they need in the United States rather than abroad:http://wyliberty.org/liberty-brief/medical-freedom-zones/.

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