Health

  • 8-Year-Old Dies of ADHD Meds Overdose of 1,000x Limit, Mom Claims (6/23/2016) - Would you blame the pharmacist or is this a natural consequence of over-prescribing pills for behavior issues? Originally published at TheAntiMedia.Org June 23, 2016—An eight-year-old boy who loved to dance recently died as a result […]
  • Castro Skewered Obama, But Could Any 2016 Candidate Do Better? (3/23/2016) - March 23, 2016—Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, offers some diplomatic advice to Obama and any other US politicians who plan to visit Cuba in the near future. During his trip to […]
  • Gov. Watchdog: Health Care Fraud is Out of Control (3/4/2016) - March 4, 2016—Health care fraud, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, is a serious problem. During a recent podcast interview released by the government’s own watchdog agency, the director in GAO’s health care team Kathleen King talked about […]
  • Marco Rubio Bashes Socialism Then Offers More of It (2/26/2016) - February 26, 2016—Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, dispels once and for all this fiction that Marco Rubio knows what free enterprise is. Marco Rubio doesn’t have a clue. There was really a […]
  • Why Bernie is Right and Hillary is Wrong on Health Care (2/2/2016) - February 2, 2016—Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, finds that Bernie Sanders is the only candidate with a logical vision for the inevitable reform of Obamacare. With the electoral deadlock in the […]
  • Kasich, Obamacare, and Why Republicans Will Never Repeal It (1/28/2016) - January 28, 2016—Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, reveals the dirty little secret about Republican debates on Obamacare and health care generally. Ohio Governor John Kasich is coming under attack from his […]
  • Cleveland Rocks? Smoking Age Now 21 (12/8/2015) - December 8, 2015—On Monday, December 7th, the Cleveland City Council passed a piece of legislation that prohibits the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21. A resolution that would […]
  • What’s the State of Liberty in Canada? (12/4/2015) - December 4, 2015—Recently, Marc Clair of the Lions of Liberty podcast interviewed Tim Moen, the Leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada! Tim describes how a re-examination of his religious beliefs and a literal fear of […]
  • How Liz Taylor and the Black Market Defied the Feds (12/3/2015) - December 3, 2015—Dallas Buyers Club has been praised by many libertarians for its message of defiance, but what few knew when the movie came out is the story of Oscar-winning actor Elizabeth Taylor’s fight to […]
  • Prescription Lenses and the Devolution of Liberty (12/2/2015) - December 2, 2015—Recently I contacted two prescription lens companies to provide me with some new contact lenses. I believe my present corrected eyesight is fine, both for reading and distances, so simply asked to have […]
  • JUDGE GRAY: What You Need to Know About ICD-10 (11/30/2015) - November 30, 2015—Previously I wrote that I felt that the American Disabilities Act was probably the best example of governmental “do-gooding” statutes. But now I think I was wrong. On October 1, the Tenth Revision of […]
  • Over-the-Counter Birth Control Wins in States, Threatened by Feds (11/24/2015) - November 24, 2015—When it comes to birth control, feminists and libertarians should largely be in agreement that developments in California and Oregon protect freedom of choice and privacy. That’s because the two states passed new […]
  • Why For-Profit Healthcare Ends Up Being Cheaper (11/6/2015) - November 6, 2015—When I was growing up in the 1950s and middle 60s, it was not even a topic of conversation that people could not get quality healthcare for reasonable and competitive prices. And we […]
  • Liberty for the Terminally Ill (10/31/2015) - October 31, 2015—Where more graphically should Liberty be honored than for people diagnosed with a short time to live due to terminal illnesses? So if they desire to take a chance with “experimental” drugs, why […]
  • 10 Obamacare Co-ops Shutting Down (10/29/2015) - October 29, 2015—Ten of the 23 Obamacare non-profit insurance plans are shutting down over high coverage costs and low sign-ups. The programs were created in 2011 at a cost to the taxpayer of $2.4 billion. The […]
  • JUDGE GRAY: Liberty and the FDA (10/27/2015) - October 27, 2015—In theory, Liberty and bureaucracies can coexist, but in reality bureaucracies are a continual threat to Liberty. Why? Because bureaucracies continually feel they must justify their own existence. Thus they do the same […]
  • Study: Runner’s High Is Like Weed High (10/9/2015) - October 9, 2015—Runner’s high is a sense of well-being many of us know well. What we have repeatedly told ourselves is that the “high” feeling is associated with endorphins, which our body produces during long […]
  • Billboard Reads ‘VA Is Lying, Veterans Are Dying’ (10/5/2015) - October 5, 2015—A Facebook group called “VA IS LYING” is taking their message offline. Their billboard campaign is simple and impossible to ignore. On a yellow background, bold, black capital letters shout “VA is Lying, […]
  • Socialized Healthcare Sucks, Even Johnny Depp Knows It (9/25/2015) - September 25, 2015—In Brazil, access to healthcare is a right guaranteed by the constitution. But while primary healthcare in Brazil is administered by the federal government, many residents are only able to obtain real care […]
  • That Pill Costs $750 Because of Greed…Government Greed (9/25/2015) - September 25, 2015—It’s easy to understand people getting morally outraged over price gouging, but when a life-saving pill went from $13.60 to $750 pretty much everybody exhausted themselves cursing the guilty capitalist, CEO Martin Shkreli […]
  • Woman Arrested at OB/GYN Clinic Was on Exp. Visa, Not Welfare (9/14/2015) - September 14, 2015—One of the first things you’ll hear from supporters of mass deportation of illegal immigrants is that they’re a drag on the welfare state. But that’s not this woman’s story. Blanca Borrego married a […]
  • Can Marijuana Fight Obesity? (8/24/2015) - August 24, 2015—It seems that every day scientists find a new use for cannabis. And as states and foreign nations begin looking at marijuana laws under a different light, more entrepreneurs take the opportunity to use […]
  • The Impact of the 3 Million Gallon EPA Toxic Spill (8/10/2015) - August 10, 2015—Colorado’s Animas River and thousands of drinking water wells are now toxic with arsenic, mercury, lead and more thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA originally claimed they spilled just one million […]
  • Defrauding Obamacare is Easy as 1-2-3! (8/4/2015) - August 4, 2015—The Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a “secret shopper” audit of Obamacare to test its eligibility and enrollment controls. The GAO found 11 out of 12 times there were no eligibility and enrollment controls. […]
  • A Free Market Approach to Labeling GMO’s (7/22/2015) - July 22, 2015—Conservatives seem to be content leaving GMO’s on the Democratic agenda. Liberals already took a huge hit in California over the vaccine issue, and I believe a bigger dent could be chiseled out […]
  • 1 Out of 3 Veterans on the VA Waitlist Are Dead (7/14/2015) - July 14, 2015—A Veterans Affairs (VA) employee leaked an internal report showing that a third of all veterans on the backlog for care have already died. The VA is still making excuses one year after […]
  • For Once, A Krugman Prediction Comes True (Too Bad For Obamacare) (7/10/2015) - “Some years down the pike we’re going to get the real solution which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes.” – Obama Cheerleader, economist Paul Krugman, 2010 July 10, 2015—For […]
  • 2016 Rate Increases Can’t Be Obamacare’s Fault (7/6/2015) - July 6, 2015—The New York Times continues to cover the effects of Obamacare without acknowledging the cause. Today’s article began: “Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 […]
  • Drones to Stop Mosquitoes From Spreading Disease (6/23/2015) - June 23, 2015—Over a million people die every year thanks to the mosquito. The viruses they carry are nearly impossible for doctors to detect before sick patients show up. But this would be a thing […]
  • The Real Cookie Monster: How Government Eats Away At Our Rights (5/1/2015) - May 1, 2015—Earlier this week, a child’s life in Aurora, Colorado was forever changed when she discovered that the Cookie Monster is not actually the happy, fuzzy, blue creature who loves to eat and share […]
  • FDA Targets New Threat: Artisan Soap (4/30/2015) - April 30, 2015—In Washington, it’s all about who you know. That’s what small businessmen and women who rely on manufacturing and selling homemade soap are figuring out. A bill proposed by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan […]
  • Obamacare: What Is It Really? (4/30/2015) - April 30, 2015—I saw a picture on the Internet recently. I doubt it’s fake because it was the same argument that was theorized back when it was first passed into law. I’ve included the pic […]
  • CA Bill Requiring Vaccination for School Children Moves Ahead (4/24/2015) - by Marc Clair, originally published at Lions of Liberty  Vaccines have been all the talk lately this year, sparking intense debate in all social circles regardless of political bent. This largely stemmed from the outbreak […]
  • Texas Senate Ignores FDA, Passes Bill to Help Dying Patients (4/16/2015) - April 16, 2015—In Texas, everything is bigger. Even contempt for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the Tenth Amendment Center, a bill introduced by Texas Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) intended to allow the state […]
  • Girl Forced to Undergo Chemo Sees Cancer Enter Remission (3/9/2015) - Cancer Battles Eases, But Mother and Daughter Still Fighting DCF Claims March 9, 2015—When 17-year old Cassandra C. ran away from home to avoid further chemo therapy for her Hodgkin’s lymphoma, she may have had […]
  • King v. Burwell Brings Out The Worst About Obamacare (3/4/2015) - March 4, 2015—Earlier today, an extremely divided Supreme Court  started hearing arguments challenging the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to offer Obamacare enrollees subsidies in states that haven’t developed their own exchange. The arguments are part of […]
  • NYT Finally Reports Unintended Consequences of Obamacare (2/11/2015) - February 11, 2015—Mark Rukavina told The New York Times that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has left consumers more vulnerable than ever. As the president of Community Health Advisors in Massachusetts, his insight serves as a good indicator […]
  • Data Breach of Health Giant Anthem Compromised Millions of Users (2/6/2015) - February 6, 2015—According to a statement released by health insurance giant Anthem Inc., a sophisticated cyber attack allowed for unauthorized access to their information systems. Although no credit card or medical information was believed to […]
  • 2 Reasons Why Obamacare is a War on Doctors (and the Consequences) (2/3/2015) - February 3, 2015—According to The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets, Obamacare is increasingly nudging doctors away from private practice and into hospital chains. This effect has caused many in the media to characterize […]
  • ‘We Have Lost Our Respect for Life’ on Euthanasia (1/26/2015) - January 26, 2015—Hello everybody and thank you for tuning in. Today I would like to talk a little bit about a very delicate subject, and that is euthanasia. It’s legal in some states of our […]
  • ‘Designer Babies’ Are Coming — Technology Stirs Debate (1/22/2015) - January 22, 2015—A study by researchers from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom has shown a breakthrough in gene manipulation, showing potential for what people are calling “designer babies.” Dr. Tony Perry, a […]
  • Understanding Brazil’s Socialized Medicine Debate (1/14/2015) - January 14, 2015—The debate over health care—whether it should be a right and a privilege or if it is a commodity—incites a lot of discussion among Brazilian doctors. It is not rare that a doctor […]
  • Court Decision Forcing Chemo on Teen Threatens Civil Liberties (1/12/2015) - [vimeo 116613046 w=640 h=360] January 12, 2015—Hello everybody and thank you for tuning in. It wasn’t too long ago that I made some comments about the case in Connecticut where the 17 year-old girl did not […]
  • Should Donors Be Allowed to Sell Their Organs? (12/6/2014) - “Be it Resolved: A market for organs benefits both patients and donors.” December 6, 2014—More than 120,000 Americans are currently waiting for a kidney transplant. For lack of a kidney, more than 12 people die […]
  • FDA Ends Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood (12/1/2014) - December 21, 2015—After three decades, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ended its ban on blood donations from gay men. Like the United Kingdom and Australia, they will be permitted to donate blood after 12 months of […]
  • TBT: Former Libertarian Candidate Ron Paul Answering Your Calls (1990) (11/20/2014) - November 20, 2014—It’s hard to believe more than a quarter century has passed since the first campaign for the presidency, running on the Libertarian Party ticket. Two years later after that run, in 1990, C-SPAN […]
  • One Election Result No One’s Talking About (But Actually Mattered) (11/13/2014) - November 13, 2014—Elections have consequences, and those consequences rarely promote individual liberty. But one result unreported by much of the media should shock Americans into immediate action. Most have heard of the continued success of […]
  • States vs D.C.: Who Won the 2014 Election? (11/10/2014) - November 10, 2014 – Michael Boldin, founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center, discusses the state initiatives passed on election day that challenge Washington DC’s authority on marijuana prohibition, FDA regulations on experimental […]
  • Glasses Will Be a Thing of the Past If the FDA Allows It (10/27/2014) - October 27, 2014 – Corneal implants are on the rise outside of America, but the Food and Drug Administration stands in the way of the promising new technology. Millions of Americans who live with the […]
  • My Chat with Ron Paul: Being a Libertarian Doctor (10/25/2014) - October 25, 2014 – In September, I had the pleasure to meet and talk to Dr. Ron Paul at the Instituto Mises Brasil Austrian Economics conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We talked about being a […]
  • DefenseOne: $750 Million Being Spent Fighting Ebola in Africa (10/8/2014) - October 7, 2014 – Some 4,000 American troops on the ground and $750 million over the next year or longer is what it will take to help eradicate Ebola from Africa, according to a report […]
  • Guardian: Judge Rules to Keep Gitmo Force-Feeding Hearings Public (10/2/2014) - October 2, 2014 – A federal judge denied the White House’s plea keep secret the first legal challenge to the federal government’s force feeding of detainees on hunger strike at the prison camp at Guantánamo […]
  • First Case of Deadly Ebola Confirmed in the US (9/30/2014) - September 30, 2014 – WFAA Channel 8 in Texas has confirmed with the US Centers for Disease Control that a patient at a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus. It remains unclear how many people […]
  • Top 5 Reasons for Ending Marijuana Prohibition (9/29/2014) - September 29, 2014 – Marijuana prohibition has been just as ineffective, wasteful, and counterproductive as alcohol prohibition. It is the epitome of a failed government policy, and like most failed government policies, there are a […]
  • 10 Reasons Why We Should End the War on Marijuana (9/24/2014) - September 24, 2014 – Why should we end the War on Marijuana (WOM)? Here are 10 reasons, in no particular order. Share your position on marijuana prohibition in the comments below. 1: The WOM is […]
  • The Tom Woods Show: One-Year Anniversary Edition (9/23/2014) - September 23, 2014 – It’s the one-year anniversary of the show! I want to thank you guys for being with me for this past year. This episode answers questions from YOU. It covers everything from […]
  • Truth in Media: Feds Hold Cannabis Patent Yet Refute Medical Value (9/22/2014) - “Crony capitalism is endangering the future of CBD oils in the United States. As Ben Swann points out in his latest CBD oil video, the federal government is leveraging its resources to profit and control […]
  • Ron Paul in 2012: Farewell Speech to Congress (9/18/2014) - September 18, 2014 – On this #ThrowbackThursday, watch (for the first time, or again) my final speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives before leaving Congress. From the speech: “The immoral use […]
  • Dennis Kucinich at Burning Man Festival (Black Rock City) (9/9/2014) - Did you ever think Dennis Kucinich would be at Burning Man? Have you ever attended the festival at Black Rock City? Share your thoughts in the comments! September 9, 2014 – Former Congressmen and Presidential […]
  • A Case for Legalizing Heroin, Cocaine (9/8/2014) - September 8, 2014 – This edition of the podcast features Cato Institute Director of Economic Studies Jeffrey Miron, who makes an economic—and moral—case for legalizing heroin and cocaine. Do you think we should end the […]
  • A Shocking Healthy Lunch Report from Illinois (9/7/2014) - September 7, 2014 – Illinois’ second largest school district drops Michelle Obama’s menu after hummus is deemed too fatty. Central dietary planning for the nation’s school children is fraught with unintended consequences, like the children […]
  • Libertarians and Science (9/4/2014) - September 4, 2014 – A recent article on The Guardian suggests that libertarianism and science are natural enemies. This could not be further from the truth. Libertarianism is a political philosophy that is not fundamentally […]
  • Response to Libertarianism as ‘the Natural Enemy of Science’ (9/3/2014) - September 3, 2014 – The enemies of liberty are on the defensive. Their concern that we are indeed moving toward liberty and away from authoritarianism is motivating the defenders of big government to wildly strike […]
  • Nail Polish Detecting Date Rape Drugs Perpetuates Rape Culture? (9/2/2014) - September 2, 2014 – Some people claim that a new nail polish that detects date rape drugs like Ambien, anti-psychotics and Rohypnol, by changing colors when it comes into contact with the chemicals actually promotes […]
  • Daily Chomp: Rand Paul Helps Guatemalans See (8/28/2014) - August 28, 2014 – While traveling with Sen. Rand Paul in Guatemala, Wes Kimbell wrote an article about how Senator Paul was helping Guatemalans with their vision by providing pro bono medical care. From the […]
  • Truth in Media: Crony Capitalism and Monsanto GMOs (8/27/2014) - August 28, 2014 – An agriculture company that has become synonymous with GMOs, Monsanto has been at the center of three notable controversies. Learn why Monsanto is one of our nation’s best examples of crony […]
  • Support the Parental Protection Act (8/5/2014) - August 5, 2015 – Campaign for Liberty’s Vice President for Policy Norm Singleton recently wrote about a mother in Michigan who, after refusing to give her daughter potentially harmful psychotropic drug, was punished by Child […]
  • America’s Guantanamo Gulag (7/21/2014) - Medical Management of Detainees With Weight Loss—that is the euphemistic title of a standard operating procedure (SOP) document at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. It details the way in which inmates are to have a […]
  • Who Benefits From Marijuana Legalization? (5/21/2014) - [vimeo 132293936] Ron discusses how the Mexican drug cartels don’t like the marijuana legalization. U.S. drug laws inadvertently create collusion between the drug lords and the Christian right, who benefit by making money and incentivize people […]
  • Ron Address Washington Post Critic (5/16/2014) - [vimeo 132293933] Ron tears apart an article written by Washington Post blogger Keith Humphreys accusing him of saying drug use in prison is rampant. Ron says it’s the illegality of drugs that creates the corruption and […]
  • Mind, Body And Spirit: The Health Benefits of Taking a Walk (5/1/2014) - [vimeo 132963486] New research published in Experimental Psychology shows walking can spur creativity. Dr. Ron Paul shares his philosophy on walking.
  • Harry Reid’s Medicare Corruption Exposed (4/15/2014) - [vimeo 132961302] Ron exposes the $700,000 donated to Harry Reid by a doctor who received the largest Medicare reimbursement in 2012. Also, removing HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius will do nothing to cure a deeply flawed and […]
  • Fighting the Fed’s Prohibition on Raw Milk (4/7/2014) - [vimeo 132984165] Access to raw milk is about freedom of choice. For years, liberals who wanted to ease pot laws wouldn’t ease raw milk laws for health issues. But DC is finally catching up. Several promising […]
  • Ft. Hood Shooting and the Dangerous Drugging of our Vets (4/3/2014) - [vimeo 132961301] Our government sends young Americans into pointless wars, only for them to return home without resources to help them as they struggle with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries & depression.
  • Regulators Can’t Ban E-Cigarettes Fast Enough (4/3/2014) - Of course regulators are quickly meddling in the free market’s newest demand for a product. “Libertarian Girl” explains how this is just the latest example of government regulatory intrusion harming our economy & personal liberty.
  • Obamacare and Religious Liberty (3/31/2014) - [vimeo 132966146] Kathleen Sebelius may be gone, but Obamacare is still here. Headlines tend to relegate the fight against Obamacare to a religious liberty issue. It’s not. It’s about the basic principle that in a truly […]
  • #AskRonPaul: Elizabethtown College (12/20/2013) - [vimeo 132983168] Have questions for Ron? Post to Facebook, send a tweet or upload to YouTube. Just include #AskRonPaul! In this edition, Ron responds to questions from young libertarians from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.
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