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  • Commentary posted March 4, 2008 by Connie Marshner The Moral Costs of Socialized Medicine

    There are moral costs in socialized medicine Anyone who considers Canada's health system a role model for the U.S. should consider the case of Samuel Golubchuk. His case shows the inevitable collision course between government-controlled health care and the rights of private conscience. Golubchuk is an 84-year old patient at Grace General Hospital in Winnipeg,…

  • WebMemo posted December 13, 2007 by Connie Marshner Health Insurance Reform: What Families Should Know

    America's doctors and medical institutions are the envy of the world. The level of expertise and the pace of innovation in U.S. health care are unmatched. Yet, many Americans worry whether they will have access to medical care when they need it. The reason is that America's health insurance system does not function very well. Too many Americans lack health insurance,…

  • WebMemo posted September 20, 2007 by Connie Marshner Why Families Should Be Concerned about SCHIP

    Congress is at a crossroads in the debate over the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which is set to expire at the end of this month. Competing bills passed by the House and Senate would expand the program, at great expense to taxpayers, to include more children from higher income families, but the President has threatened to veto bills that embody…

  • WebMemo posted June 27, 2007 by Connie Marshner, Nina Owcharenko The State Children's Health Insurance Program: High Stakes forAmerican Families

    Congress is at a crossroads in the debate over the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). One road gives government more control over the health care of American families. The other strengthens private sector options and increases parental choice and responsibility. Congress is now reviewing and debating changes to the program. Over the past 10 years,…

  • WebMemo posted March 1, 2007 by Connie Marshner The Health Insurance Exchange: Enabling Freedom of Conscience inHealth Care

    Health care is fraught with difficult issues that divide Americans on matters of conscience. Many of the hottest issues in social policy intersect with health care spending, such as abortion, assisted suicide, rationing of care at the end of life, and embryonic stem cell research. Issues of moral conflict will only increase as high-tech medicine…

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