FIRM Resources

For information on the morality and practicality of freedom and individual rights in medicine, FIRM recommends:

  • We Stand FIRM is the FIRM blog. It contains news about and commentary on the fight for freedom and individual rights in medicine.

  • Moral Health Care v. “Universal Health Care,” a current article by Lin Zinser and Paul Hsieh, from the Winter 2007-2008 issue of 'The Objective Standard', showing that years of government interference in medicine and health insurance have led to the present conditions, and that only the free market can save us from these crises.

  • Socialized Medicine in Colorado - An Open Letter to Colorado Physicians by Paul Hsieh, MD. Dr. Hsieh asks his fellow doctors to speak out against the plans to institute socialized medicine in Colorado.

  • Health Care is Not a Right by Leonard Peikoff, Ph.D, updated by Lin Zinser. A powerful essay on the immorality of socialized medicine.

  • The History of Health Care Costs and Health Insurance by Linda Gorman, Ph.D. An informative report on the nature and ill effects of decades of intensive government regulations of medicine.

  • Your Doctor Is Not In by Jane M. Orient, M.D. A provocative book on the immorality and impracticality of government interference in medicine. Some used copies are also available from

    Other Resources

    FIRM recommends the following resources as helpful sources of information in the fight for freedom and individual rights in medicine. (It does not necessarily endorse them in full.)

  • The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care by David Gratzer, M.D. (Many of the ideas in the book are also discussed in this 30-minute podcast interview of David Gratzer by Glenn Reynolds of

  • 17 Medicare Facts posted on the web site of the Citizens' Council on Health Care.

  • "Why Are Health Costs Rising?" is a short article by the National Center for Policy Analysis explaining the reasons for the rise in healthcare costs.

  • Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
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