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Old June 14th, 2009 #12
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Originally Posted by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
1. Eliminate all licensing requirements for medical schools, hospitals, pharmacies, and medical doctors and other health care personnel. Their supply would almost instantly increase, prices would fall, and a greater variety of health care services would appear on the market.
This is just stupid. As if there aren't enough witch doctors already pushing their useless pablum on the moronic masses.

2. Eliminate all government restrictions on the production and sale of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. This means no more Food and Drug Administration, which presently hinders innovation and increases costs.
The FDA kept Thalidomide out of the US.

3. Deregulate the health insurance industry. Private enterprise can offer insurance against events over whose outcome the insured possesses no control. One cannot insure oneself against suicide or bankruptcy, for example, because it is in one's own hands to bring these events about.

Because a person's health, or lack of it, lies increasingly within his own control, many, if not most health risks, are actually uninsurable. "Insurance" against risks whose likelihood an individual can systematically influence falls within that person's own responsibility.
Ridiculous. Anything could thus be said to be within a person's "own responsibility" and all claims thereby denied. Hans clearly doesn't understand even the fundamentals of insurance.