Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a member of Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Health Care Policy. Dr. Atlas will be speaking to the SLU BRI chapter about his research and ideas about health care reform in the United States. All are welcome […]
Free Market Healthcare
Innovations in Healthcare Delivery: All are welcome to join us for a FREE lunch lecture with Dr. Beth Haynes, medical director of Benjamin Rush Institute. The need for affordable, high quality medical care in the US is an ongoing discussion. There are some exciting models that are achieving these goals, both in the US […]
Physician autonomy is a very powerful idea. Medical school places a very large debt burden on its graduates. Whether students care to admit it or not, this debt load is a highly influential factor in one’s decision regarding a medical specialty. It’s been amusing to observe students’ attitudes as we progress through medical school together.
It is important to note that issues of conscience seem to be an important factor driving participation in health care sharing ministries. Ministries do not allow for sharing expenses that are explicitly outside of the value system, such abortion procedures. … Though HCSMs are not a panacea for all the issues of the U.S. health care system, they provide an avenue to empower patients to use their own health care dollars wisely, receive affordable care, and maintain the freedom to voluntarily “bear one another’s burden.”
I am skeptical that the American government is capable of reaching a perfect solution for healthcare in the immediate future. While I would love just as much as the next person for the government to quickly solve the healthcare problem, in the meantime, I believe that the American people have an equal responsibility in finding a solution for healthcare.