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Health Care Is Not A Right

By Leonard Peikoff, PhD, updated by Lin Zinser in 2007

A powerful essay on the immorality of socialized medicine.

(Printable PDF version)


Health Care and the Separation of Charity and State

By Paul Hsieh

The Objective Standard, Spring 2011


How to Protect Yourself Against ObamaCare

By Paul Hsieh

The Objective Standard, Summer 2010


Government-Run Health Care Vs. The Hippocratic Oath

By Paul Hsieh

The Objective Standard, Spring 2010


How the Freedom to Contract Protects Insurability

By Paul Hsieh

The Objective Standard, Fall 2009


Mandatory Insurance: Wrong For Massachusetts, Wrong For America

By Paul Hsieh

The Objective Standard, Fall 2008


Moral Health Care Vs. 'Universal Health Care'

By Lin Zinser and Paul Hsieh

The Objective Standard, Winter 2007-2008




All Editorials


What The US Can Learn From the Australian Health Care Debate

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, March 31, 2014


Can You Trust What's In Your Electronic Medical Record?

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, February 24, 2014


How ObamaCare Creates Ethical Conflicts For Physicians And How Patients Can Protect Themselves

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, January 28, 2014


Obamacare Spends 'Other People'' Money' To Make Healthcare Expensive And Scarce

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, December 23, 2013


The Only Obamacare Fix Is For Obama To Legalize Real Health Insurance

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, November 17, 2013


Will Tomorrow's Medical Innovations Be There When You Need Them?

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, November 15, 2013


ObamaCare and the Wages of Spin

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, November 5, 2013


Northwestern University Did Right In Offering A Peanut-Free Football Game

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, October 24, 2013


Why The Federal Government Wants To Redefine The Word 'Cancer'

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, September 29, 2013


How Patients Can Protect Themselves Against Big Medicine

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, September 26, 2013


The Eyes of Big Medicine: Electronic Medical Records

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, September 18, 2013


How Big Medicine Will Affect Patient Care

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, September 10, 2013


Your Future Under Obamacare: Big Medicine Getting Bigger

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, September 4, 2013


How Much Will Your Life Be Worth Under Obamacare?

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, August 28, 2013


The Single Most Important Lesson Gun Owners Should Learn From The George Zimmerman Case

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, July 23, 2013


4 Questions To Ask During The Upcoming ObamaCare Public Relations Blitz

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, June 26, 2013


Is Obamacare's Fatal Flaw Taking Effect?

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, May 22, 2013


Why 3D-Printed Untraceable Guns Could Be Good For America

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, May 7, 2013


Big Brother Has A New Face, And It's Your Boss

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, April 25, 2013


Is Concierge Medicine The Correct Choice For You?

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, March 27, 2013


Freedom, Not Fertility, Is The Key To A Thriving Economy

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, February 27, 2013


Would New Gun Laws Spark Widespread Civil Disobedience?

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, February 17, 2013


'Carrying a Gun Saved My Life': Meet Ryan Moore

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, January 30, 2013


Why Doctors Should Not Ask Their Patients About Guns

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, January 22, 2013


The Battle Of The Narrative: How Ordinary Americans Can Fight ObamaCare

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, December 26, 2012


5 Ways To Protect Yourself Against Obamacare

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, November 13, 2012


Get Ready For Obamacare's Medical Rationing

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, October 3, 2012


How Medical Licensing Laws Harm Patients and Trap Doctors

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, October 1, 2012


In Top Journal, Obamacare Boosters Push 'Global Spending Target'

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, September 8, 2012


Will Obamacare Play Games With Your Actual Life?

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, September 4, 2012


If You Want Human Progress To Stop, Institute A Maximum Income

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, August 23, 2012


The Federal Government's War On Medical Innovation

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, August 8, 2012


Media Underplays Successful Defensive Gun Use

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, July 24, 2012


Is President Obama's Prostate Gland More Important Than Yours?

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, July 5, 2012


What Should Americans Do After the Supreme Court ObamaCare Ruling?

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, June 28, 2012


The Dangerous Synergy Between The Nanny State And Universal Health Care

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, June 18, 2012


Dr. Orwell Will See You Now

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, May 22, 2012


Just Who Should Control Your Healthcare Spending?

By Paul Hsieh

Forbes, May 15, 2012


Government-Funded Medical Research Is Hazardous to Your Health

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, May 4, 2012


The Best Congress Money Can Buy?

By Paul Hsieh

Real Clear Markets, April 16, 2012


Your health care: Don't trust the Colorado Trust

By Brian T. Schwartz

Boulder Daily Camera, March 31, 2012


It's Not Just the Mandate: ObamaCare's Other Infringements

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, March 29, 2012


Free Market Lessons from Contraception Fight

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, March 9, 2012


SOPA, Guns, and Freedom

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, January 19, 2012


Why Is Creating Value Good, Profits Bad?

By Paul Hsieh

Real Clear Markets, January 17, 2012


The Truth About RomneyCare

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, January 7, 2012


Who Will Your Doctor Work For Under ObamaCare?

By Paul Hsieh

TownHall.com, December 30, 2011


Would a President Gingrich Ban the Birth Control Pill?

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, December 20, 2011


Screening for Terrorists vs. Screening for Cancer

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, November 30, 2011


In Praise of Capitalist Inequality

By Paul Hsieh

PJ Media, November 6, 2011


Don't Blame Capitalism for High Health Insurance Costs

By Paul Hsieh

The Undercurrent, October 4, 2011


Health Insurance and Personal Responsibility

By Ari Armstrong

PajamasMedia, September 24, 2011


Durbin's Bill Is Dietary Paternalism

By Paul Hsieh, MD, and Michelle Minton

Human Events, September 13, 2011


My iPad and My Hip Fracture

By Paul Hsieh

KevinMD.com, September 12, 2011


Let's Model ObamaJobs After ObamaCare!

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, September 7, 2011


How ObamaCare Plays Games with Your Life

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, September 1, 2011


Don't Shoot the Downgrade Messenger

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, August 10, 2011


The Coming Collectivization of American Health Care

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, July 11, 2011


Gov. Hickenlooper's Veto of SB 213 Insults Low-Income Parents

By Brian T. Schwartz

Huffington Post, July 6, 2011


Why the 'Unexpected' Keeps Happening

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, June 29, 2011


The Poor Keep Their Money For Luxuries

By Brian T. Schwartz

Boulder Daily Camera, June 26, 2011


A Doctor Exposes Obama's Health Care Fallacy

By Paul Hsieh

TownHall.com, June 20, 2011


Dude, Where's My Freedom?

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, June 11, 2011


Here comes Obamacare's Big Brother: Accountable Care Organizations

By Paul Hsieh

Christian Science Monitor, June 2, 2011


Parents Should Value Children's Health More Than Sweets and Booze

By Brian T. Schwartz

Health Policy Solutions, May 17, 2011


Massachusetts: The Canary in the Coal Mine for ObamaCare

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, May 12, 2011


Don't Get Mugged By a Politically Controlled Insurance Exchange

By Brian T. Schwartz

Denver Post, May 6, 2011


We Call It 'Rationing,' Obama Calls It 'Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board'

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, April 22, 2011


The Homer Simpson Approach to Social Security

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, April 12, 2011


Socialized Medicine: Theory Versus Practice

By Paul Hsieh

Liberty Ink Journal, March 2011


How to Insure Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

By Brian T Schwartz

PajamasMedia, February 24, 2011


The Wisconsin Protests and the New Medical Ethics

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, February 21, 2011


What Kind of Health Care Competition Do We Want?

By Paul Hsieh

Liberty Ink Journal, February 2011


America's Other Drug Problem

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, February 5, 2011


A Defense of High-Frequency Trading

By Paul Hsieh

RealClearMarkets, January 7, 2011


Best Health Care Political Pull Can Buy

By Paul Hsieh

Washington Times, January 6, 2011


Will the GOP Walk the Walk on the Constitution?

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, January 4, 2011


Beware Counterfeit 'Responsibility'

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, December 17, 2010


GOP: Dance With The One Who Brung You

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, November 3, 2010


Amendment 63's Foes Only Want You for Your Body

By Brian T. Schwartz

Huffington Post, October 26, 2010


The "Right To Health Care Choice" is right for Colorado

By Paul Hsieh

Denver Post, October 23, 2010


A62, A63 Reveal Ideological Rifts

By Diana Hsieh and Ari Armstrong

Denver Daily News, October 22, 2010


Amendment 63 vs. Cost-Shift Hypocrisy

By Brian T. Schwartz

Huffington Post, October 22, 2010


Amendment 63 vs. the Unlicensed Vampire Alarmists

By Brian T. Schwartz

Huffington Post, October 14, 2010


Colorado Amendment 63: Freedom Is Too "Haphazard" for Bell Policy Center

By Brian T. Schwartz

Huffington Post, October 6, 2010


2010: Dawn of the Terran Empire?

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, October 1, 2010


Get Ready for Your Health Care 'Re-Education'

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, September 14, 2010


Opposition to Amendment 63 Both Flawed and Deceptive

By Brian T. Schwartz

Colorado Springs Gazette, September 4, 2010

(also Denver Daily News, September 13, 2010)


Avastin and Your Life

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, August 25, 2010


Transparency For Me, But Not For Thee

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, August 17, 2010


Donald Berwick, the Pro-Gun Control Lobby, and Paternalism

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, July 23, 2010


It's Not Health Care 'Reform'; It's Exploitation

By Brian T. Schwartz

PajamasMedia, July 22, 2010


Should You Be Allowed to Know What's In Your DNA?

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, July 15, 2010


Jail Time For Not Having Legal Health Insurance?

By Brian T. Schwartz

Denver Daily News, June 18, 2010


Free Speech: Use It or Lose It

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, June 10, 2010


Beware Dr. Galbraith's Snake Oil

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, May 31, 2010


The Health Insurers' Faustian Bargain

By Paul Hsieh

American Thinker, May 15, 2010


Questioning Your "Compassionate" Politics

By Brian T. Schwartz

Huffington Post, May 12, 2010


ObamaCare: Insurers Need Permission to Survive; Citizens, to Live

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, April 25, 2010


The Deadly Tax on Medical Innovation

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, April 11, 2010


Get Ready for Health Insurance Slumlords

By Brian T. Schwartz

Boulder Daily Camera, April 6, 2010


The Real ObamaCare Fraud

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, March 26, 2010


Turning Medicine Into Political Football

By Paul Hsieh

Denver Post, March 24, 2010


ObamaCare: The Coming Battles

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, March 22, 2010


Get Ready for Health Insurance Slumlords

By Brian T. Schwartz

PajamasMedia, March 21, 2010


ObamaCare vs. the Hippocratic Oath

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, March 18, 2010


What America Needs to Know What's at Stake with Obama Care

By Paul Hsieh

Gold Coast Chronicle, March 15, 2010


Can the Moral "Narrative" of ObamaCare Be Defeated?

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, March 4, 2010


Republicans: Beware the Trap of 'Limited' Reforms

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, February 25, 2010


Government Grab of Retirement Accounts

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, February 22, 2010


Polis and Health Care Reform

By Paul Hsieh

Boulder Daily Camera, February 4, 2010


Why We're 'Crazy' About Health Care Choice

By Linda Gorman and Brian T. Schwartz

Aurora Sentinel, January 29, 2010


Brown's Victory: The Declaration of Independents

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, January 21, 2010


America Doesn't Need a Health Insurance Czar

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, January 18, 2010


Health Insurers' 'Sins' Don't Justify Reform

By Brian T. Schwartz

PajamasMedia, January 8, 2010

(A version also appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera, January 24 2010)


ObamaCare: Tightening the Noose Around Private Health Care

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, December 15, 2009


Mafia-Style Health Insurance: An Offer You Can't Refuse

By Paul Hsieh

Washington Examiner, November 16, 2009


Dissent and nationalization of health care

By Hannah Krening

Denver Post, November 8, 2009


Bizarro Health Care 'Reform': Expect Less, Pay More

By Brian T. Schwartz

PajamasMedia, November 5, 2009


ObamaCare: A National Version of RomneyCare

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, November 2, 2009


Pay Your Own Doctors

By Ari Armstrong

Colorado Daily, October 1, 2009


The Real Stakes

By Paul Hsieh

Denver Post, October 1, 2009


Health Care in Massachusetts: A Warning for America

By Paul Hsieh

Christian Science Monitor, September 30, 2009


Republican plans for health care reform similar to Obamacare

By Ari Armstrong

Colorado Springs Gazette, September 18, 2009.


Is Your Doctor Getting Ready to Quit?

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, September 18, 2009


Restore free market to address preexisting conditions

By Linn and Ari Armstrong, 

Grand Junction Free Press, September 14, 2009


Health Care Is Not a Privilege … Nor Is It a Right

By Brian T. Schwartz

Pajamas Media, September 8, 2009


The Free Market Is Not Another Form of Rationing

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, September 1, 2009


Debunking health care reform myths

By Linn and Ari Armstrong

Grand Junction Free Press, August 31, 2009


Rationing inherent in Obamacare

By Ari Armstrong

Colorado Springs Gazette, August 14, 2009


In health debate, left and right need to check premises

By Linn and Ari Armstrong

Grand Junction Free Press, August 3, 2009


The Federal Health Care Muggers

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, July 24, 2009


DeMint's health handouts violate liberty

By Linn and Ari Armstrong

Grand Junction Free Press, July 20, 2009


More poison, not an antidote: Mandating employer health insurance

By Brian T. Schwartz

Boulder Daily Camera, June 28, 2009

(Also in the Denver Daily News, August, 21 2009)


Reject political control of health care

By Linn and Ari Armstrong

Grand Junction Free Press, June 24, 2009


Health Care Reform vs. Universal Health Care

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, May 5, 2009


Health Insurance Industry Sells Its Soul to the Devil

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, March 22, 2009


HB 1273: Politicians cannot “guarantee” health care

By Brian T. Schwartz

Colorado Daily, March 7, 2009

(Also in the Denver Daily News, March 9, 2009)


Ayn Rand and the Tea Party Protests

By Paul Hsieh

PajamasMedia, March 2, 2009


America Doesn't Need a Health Care Czar

By Paul Hsieh

Washington Examiner, February 23, 2009


Universal Healthcare and the Waistline Police

By Paul Hsieh

Christian Science Monitor, January 7, 2009


Polis vs. Polis on Cars and Health Care

By Paul Hsieh

Boulder Daily Camera, December 28, 2008


Liberty is best prescription for health care, 

By Brian T. Schwartz

Rocky Mountain News, December 26, 2008


Asking For Trouble In Health Care

By Paul Hsieh

Colorado Springs Gazette, November 22, 2008


Free market reforms healthier than Amendment 56

By Paul Hsieh

Rocky Mountain News, September 19, 2008


Health Care: Unions Lie, Choice Dies, 

By Brian T. Schwartz

Colorado Daily, July 14, 2008


Mandating health care coverage is a costly mistake

By Paul Hsieh

Denver Post, April 9, 2008


No Compassion in Forced Giving

By Brian T. Schwartz

Rocky Mountain News, April 6, 2008


Polis implies he'd represent the worst in us

By Brian T. Schwartz

Rocky Mountain News, February 26, 2008


"Universal" Health Care Kills

By Brian T. Schwartz

Colorado Daily, February 24, 2008

(Also in Hawaii Reporter, February 29, 2008; Salida Mountain Mail, March 3, 2008; Pueblo Chieftain, April 13, 2008)


Freedom is compassionate, force is not

By Linn and Ari Armstrong

Grand Junction Free Press, February 4, 2008


A Very Costly Health Care Solution

By Linda Gorman and Ari Armstrong

Rocky Mountain News, January 30, 2008


More Political Control of Medicine Comes With Higher Costs

By Linn and Ari Armstrong

Grand Junction Free Press, January 21, 2008


The Collective Punishment Model

By Brian T. Schwartz

TCS Daily, January 14, 2008

(Also in Colorado Springs Gazette, January 31, 2008; Rocky Mountain News, February 7, 2008; Pueblo Chieftain, February 10, 2008) 


Insurance Mandates Threaten Your Health

By Linn and Ari Armstrong

Grand Junction Free Press, October 15, 2007


'Single-Payer' Health Care Is Anything but Free

By Paul Hsieh

Colorado Springs Business Journal, September 28, 2007


Government Control is Bad for Your Health, [print edition]

By Brian T. Schwartz

Rocky Mountain News, September 26, 2007 


Reformers demand more labor for politically-run medicine

By Linn and Ari Armstrong

Grand Junction Free Press, September 3, 2007


Medicaid is Hazardous to Your Health, [print edition]

By Brian T. Schwartz

Daily Camera, August 26, 2007


Don't Model State Reforms on Medicaid  [print edition]

By Brian T Schwartz

Denver Post, August 5, 2007


Health socializers ignore benefits of liberty, harms of controls

By Linn and Ari Armstrong

Grand Junction Free Press, June 11, 2007


Socialized Medicine is Wrong for State

By Paul Hsieh

Boulder Daily Camera, June 10, 2007


Free market holds key to ensuring quality for Coloradans

By Paul Hsieh

Rocky Mountain News, June 2, 2007


Government controls violate rights, raise costs, cut access, 

By Brian T. Schwartz

Rocky Mountain News, April 28, 2007


What's Right With Colorado Health Care

By Ari Armstrong

Independence Institute, April 8, 2007


Colorado Medical Socialism

By Ari Armstrong

Boulder Weekly, February 15, 2007


Government-Run Auto Repair? Yes!

By Brian T. Schwartz

Boulder Daily Camera, February 11, 2007


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