Proponents of universal health care believe that health care is a universal human right, but is it a constitutionally-protected right, and if so, how does the U.S. Constitution compel the government to protect that right? We can make the argument that the right to health care is indeed protected under the Ninth Amendment, which states, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage ...

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By their nature, fee-for-service reimbursement schemes incentivize procedures over prevention. This creates a serious moral hazard: If you keep your patient panel healthy through early interventions and exhaustive lifestyle counseling, then there are fewer profitable procedures to do. On the other hand, if you let your patients become critically ill, then you will be rewarded handsomely for all of the (now) medically necessary procedures and tests that you can perform ...

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