In the debate over health care reform the issue of choice is often brought up.  I’m not referring to a women’s right to choose or the birth control controversies but the simple idea of individuals being able to choose their health plan or physician. However most physicians would probably agree that for much of health care, especially unexpected and sudden illnesses, the idea of choice is an illusion.  Patients rarely choose ...

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I am often fascinated by the simplified dichotomies and ironies of the health care discussion. Some argue that the individual mandate infringes on individual rights yet one could argue that tying health insurance to a particular employer is in itself a violation of individual liberty.  When Patrick Henry stated, “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” in protest of the Stamp Act of 1775, he helped swing the assembly (including ...

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