Knowledge Center

BRI’s media and resources provide a wealth of information about the free enterprise practice of medicine and its proven track record for providing optimal patient outcomes and increased physician satisfaction at affordable prices.

Knowledge Center

BRI’s media and resources provide a wealth of information about the free enterprise practice of medicine and its proven track record for providing optimal patient outcomes and increased physician satisfaction at affordable prices.


A platform for medical students, residents, nursing and pre-med students, practicing physicians, and other healthcare professionals to share and publish articles, op-eds, and research that is relevant to the patient-doctor relationship.

BRI board chair, Sally Pipes' latest op-ed in the New York Post reveals medical school's reaction to the recent Supreme Court ruling prohibiting preferential consideration to candidates based on race - as was the case for many years.
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The ability to practice their faith is important to many Catholic doctors, but according to a recent article, the benefits of Direct Primary Care--both to their patients and their practice--are just as, if not more, important.
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The shortage of physicians in two Canadian provinces is so acute, they're now allowing doctors licensed in the U.S.
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Next Generation Medicine–the podcast tailor-made to empower the next generation of doctors with principles of liberty. By listening, you will have a deeper understanding of why the patient-doctor relationship is central to a better healthcare system and how competitive markets unleash the creativity needed to achieve affordable, quality healthcare.

Jeffery Bettag

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in biochemistry, Jeff headed to Saint Louis University School of Medicine to pursue an MD, where he is currently in his third year of medical school. Throughout medical school, Jeff has been developing an interest in systemic improvement within medicine.

Thomas Szewczyk

Thomas graduated from the University of Maine in 2021. At Maine, he conducted research in chemistry and neuroscience before receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology. He is currently a second-year medical student at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and he is interested in general surgery.

Virtual Event Series

BRI’s continuing online event series, hosted by Cleumy Gama, an OMS3 student at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, features interviews with practicing physicians and healthcare experts. Originally developed to overcome the existential threat to BRI’s mission, posed by the COVID shutdown of medical school campuses, it continues today due to its popularity.

Truth & Liberty Series

BRI’s Truth in Liberty Series, hosted by Natalie Bodnar, an MS3 student at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, focuses on patients, doctors, and other healthcare practitioners who have been deprived of medical freedom and exposed to atrocities conducted by totalitarian command-and-control regimes.

BRI In Action

Check out clips from BRI conferences and keynotes below.

The Physician’s Fiduciary Responsibility to the Patient — Rafael Fonseca, MD

Medicaid: Challenges and Solutions — Katherine Restrepo

Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare in Nigeria — Aishat Olanlege, MD

SeeThru Healthcare: Blockchain | Healthcare | Transparency — Adi Segal

PANEL: Social Justice and the Patient–Doctor Relationship

The Sanctity of the Patient-Doctor Relationship—Jules Madrigal, MD

Privacy in the Era of EHRs—Twila Brase RN, PHN

Single-Payer Healthcare: Hopes, Dreams, Realities—Sameer Lakha, MD

Falcon Heavy Health Care: What can we learn from Elon Musk and apply to healthcare?—Robert Graboyes, PhD

Renewed Trust: From Distributive Justice to Do No Harm in Medical Ethics—Robert S. Emmons, MD

Direct Primary Care: Ethics of the Patient-Doctor Relationship—Heather Bartlett, MD

Medical Ethics and the Holocaust: Lessons From the Past—Raul Artal, MD

Effective Communication Strategies—Merlin Huff, MFA

The Medical Community Speaks Out

BRI is a proud supporter of the NextGenMed Podcast, where current medical students and professionals discuss free market healthcare.

Check out recent episodes:

#63 Dr. Erine Kupetsky, D.O. On Why Direct Pay Is The Way Of The Future
  BRI hosts board-certified dermatologist Dr. Erine Kupetsky, D.O. to chat with medical students Jeffrey Bettag (MS3) and Thomas Szewczyk (MS2) to speak on her unique experiences as the owner of her own dermatology practice. Kupetsky, who opened her own practice in Lawrenceville, New Jersey in 2018, accepted insurance until less than a year ago. Her unique experiences as a head of practice and business owner has led her to start using direct pay, which she believes is the way forward for our future medical professionals.
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Episode #62: Dr. Manu M. Matthew, M.D., Shares His Unique Matching Journey & Advocacy Work
Dr. Manu M. Mathew, M.D., a graduate of American University of Antigua Medical School joins medical student Jeffery Bettag (MS2) to discuss the intricacies of the match process for medical graduates. Matthew, a 2012 medical school graduate, has attempted to match consistently for over six years without luck and currently is a national advocate for unmatched . His unique insight into the match process leads to a riveting discussion on assisted physician programs in various states, as well as what current medical students can do to better prepare for their match day.
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Episode #61: Dr. Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D. Discusses the AMA & Starting the U.S. Medical Association
United States Medical Association founder and physician-attorney, Dr. Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D. joins medical student, Rufus Sweeney (MS4), to discuss how the American Medical Association has failed to represent physicians across the country, how the US Medical Association was started, and what it’s doing to advocate for doctors.
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Educational Materials

For more information regarding free market healthcare authored by leading social scientists and physicians, check out the references below.


Medicare and Medicaid Reform

  • Cannon, Michael & Tanner, Michael, Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It, Cato, 2007
  • Goldhill, David, Catastrophic Care
  • Goodman, John, et al, Lives at Risk: Single Payer National Health Insurance Around the World, Rowman & Littlefield, 2004
  • Kling, Arnold, Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care. Cato, 2006
  • Lakha, MD, Sameer, Single Payer Healthcare: hopes, dreams, realities
  • Sivakumar, Haran, The ABC’s of Medicare
  • McDonough, John, Inside National Health Reform, Milbank Books, 2012
  • Pipes, Sally, The Pipes Plan, Regnery Pub. Inc., Washington Dc, 2012
  • Pipes, Sally, The Truth About Obamacare, Regnery Pub. Inc., Washington, DC, 2010
  • Medicare Information Sources
  • Restrepo, Katherine P, Medicaid: Challenges and Solutions


  • Sage, Wm. & Kersh, R., Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System, Cambridge U. Press, NY, 2006

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