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Top 10 Myths of American Health Care

The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care

By Sally C. Pipes

ISBN-13: 978-1-934276-12-9
October 2008 

Myth One: Government Health Care Is More Efficient

Myth Two: We’re Spending Too Much on Health Care

Myth Three: Forty-Six Million Americans Can’t Get Health Care

Myth Four: High Drug Prices Drive Up Health Care Costs

Myth Five: Importing Drugs Would Reduce Health Care Costs

Myth Six: Universal Coverage Can Be Achieved by Forcing Everyone to Buy Insurance

Myth Seven: Government Prevention Programs Reduce Health Care Costs

Myth Eight: We Need More Government to Insure Poor Americans

Myth Nine: Health Information Technology Is a Silver Bullet for Reducing Costs

Myth Ten: Government-Run Health Care Systems in Other Countries are Better and Cheaper than America’s

Solutions: Markets, Consumer Choice, and Innovation


Eighty percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the quality of their health care. In fact, the overwhelming majority of Americans, about three-fourths, are happy with their current health care coverage. (CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, March 2009; Gallup poll, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001; Quinnipiac University poll, October 2007).

In  a June 23rd article, Scott Atlas reports on the lack of access the Obamacare plan will produce in six major ways:

Number 1: Less access to timely health care, especially by trained specialists

Number 2: Less access to state-of-the-art drugs that are proven to cure serious diseases, like cancer

Number 3: Less access to modern medical technologies that lead to earlier diagnoses, safer treatments, and better outcomes

Number 4: Less access to choice of doctor and choice of treatments for patients and families

Number 5: Less access to choice of health insurance coverage

Number 6: Less access to the leading innovators and innovations in health care

“What really is urgent,” Professor Atlas clarifies, “is careful deliberation before costly changes are made that could force Americans to lose precious access to what most of the world envies.

“Our government should best heed the principal maxim taught to all doctors everywhere–primum non nocere–first, do no harm.”


July 14, 2009 - Posted by | (Un)Limited Government, Agenda of the Left, Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility, Politics, Wake Up | , , , , , ,

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