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David Hogberg
David Hogberg is a writer living in Maryland.  He is author of the book, Medicare’s Victims: How the U.S. Government’s Largest Health Care Program Harms Patients and Impairs Physicians.
by | Sep 22, 2022

Why is the Left in such a fit of pique over the transporting of illegal aliens from Arizona, Florida, and Texas to sanctuary cities? While sending illegals to places like New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Martha’s Vineyard must…

by | Sep 11, 2022

Major League Baseball (MLB) should be experiencing a banner year in 2022, what with the worst of the pandemic behind us and nearly half of the teams entering September with a legitimate shot at the postseason. Despite that, attendance is…

by | Jun 26, 2022

Exactly what Elon Musk will do with Twitter is currently a bit murky. However, what’s clear from Musk’s efforts to buy the company is that conservatives should stop pushing to regulate social media sites as public utilities. Some conservatives argue…

by | Apr 17, 2020

Journalists have many methods for hyping a story. Two of the more unsavory are burying inconvenient facts or omitting them altogether. ProPublica recently employed both. In an article titled “Overwhelmed Hospitals Face a New Crisis: Staffing Firms Are Cutting Their…

by | Feb 29, 2020

Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor, is a mess. State governments have long gamed the program to maximize the funding they get from federal taxpayers. The Trump Administration has proposed a new regulation, the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability…

by | Jan 16, 2020

As the reelection of Donald Trump becomes increasingly likely, the Never Trumpers on the political right have found new favorite outdoor sports: cherry-picking and goal-post shifting. The latest practitioner is National Review’s Kevin Williamson. Before I go any further, I…

by | Nov 11, 2019

Earlier this year Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) proposed the “Lower Health Care Costs Act,” which purports to protect patients from surprise medical bills. In reality, it is a price-fixing scheme that would incentivize insurers to drop…

by | Oct 4, 2019

Most industrialized nations other than the U.S. impose price-control regimes on prescription drugs. As a result, patients in those countries have less access to newer medicines and lifesaving benefits than patients in America. Unfortunately, if Speaker Nancy Pelosi has her…

by | May 16, 2019

Competition in health care results in lower costs and better quality for cancer patients. Unfortunately, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may soon restrict where patients can receive a new and promising treatment. Patients, taxpayers, and community-based cancer…

by | Mar 21, 2019

Last week Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately and unexpectedly, Gottlieb’s reign was a departure from lessening of government regulations so prevalent in other areas of the Trump Administration. His tenure culminated…

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