Upcoming Event: Freedom in American Medicine, September 19, 2009

Joint Defense of Freedom in American Medicine: A Briefing
The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A number of organizations that support the rational values of individualism and freedom in medicine will join with Americans for Free Choice in Medicine to speak about the dangers of socialized medicine.
Participating organization include the Institute for Health Freedom, the Heartland Institute, the Manhattan Institute, the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and the CATO Institute

Dr. John David Lewis will speak on “Individual Rights and Health Care Reform.”
Details to follow . . . watch the AFCM website!

Citation in the National Catholic Register

I was cited in the National Catholic Register, issue dated September 20-26, 2009.

Some representatives of the Catholic Church have disavowed the propriety of government medicine, on the grounds that “health care is a political, not a natural, right, because it comes from our human efforts, creativity, and compassion.” Thus government medicine violates what they call the “subsidiarity” principle, and will starve private insurance and charity out of existence. Others have asserted that there is a “right” to health care, provided from resources redistributed by the government.

Read their positions–and mine–here.