If policymakers decided that food stamps could only be used for items such as fruits and vegetables, fewer people would use the program, which would be a good thing.
Despite all the hype, prescription opioids are not that dangerous, even in heavy doses, when used under medical supervision.
However much President Trump wants to lower consumer drug costs, his power to do so is limited.
Let people shop for insurance that suits their individual needs, and let insurance companies develop new products and compete for the people’s business.
The CNN debate on Obamacare saw Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz jousting on the benefits of a UK-style healthcare system. As is often effective in debates, Ted Cruz reached for some heartbreaking UK anecdotes that indicate some of the key downsides of socialized medicine. But survival rates for major conditions tell an even more damning story.
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What damage is being done by failing welfare states? What lessons can be learned from the best welfare states? And—is it too late to stop welfare states from permanently diminishing the lives and liberties of people around the world? Traveling around the globe, James Bartholomew examines welfare models, searching for the best education, health care, and support services in 11 vastly different countries; illuminating the advantages and disadvantages of other nations’ welfare states; and delving into crucial issues such as literacy, poverty, and inequality. This is a hard-hitting and provocative contribution to understanding how welfare states are changing the very nature of modern civilization.
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