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Tag Archives: health

Monsanto’s Friends in High Places

Many companies hope to send an employee into a government agency to influence regulation. How much better if the employee can actually shape government regulation to promote and sell a specific product! Monsanto seems to have accomplished this — and much more.

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Fine Whine at the Federal Trough

The folks at the National Institutes for Health are pretty much convinced that the world would stop turning if it was shut down. The medical Brahmans in Bethesda Maryland know that if just enough taxpayer money is thrown at them the world’s ills will disappear eventually. But “eventually” seems to be a very long time.

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“Healthcare doesn’t really cost that much.” Posting surgery prices online in OK, Docs save patients 85%

You know why healthcare costs so much? It is completely opaque. It has become totally separated from the free market and price signals. As a result people suffer. People go bankrupt. People don’t get the treatment they need.

Insurance companies have grown fat partnering with government and are about to grow even fatter under Obamacare. These companies revel in government induced opacity. It makes them lots and lots of money. What the current medical establishment fears is not government, but a free market and truth in pricing.

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