Sunday, June 27, 2010

TOS Article: Protect Yourself Against ObamaCare

By Paul Hsieh

The Summer 2010 issue of The Objective Standard includes my latest health care article, "How to Protect Yourself Against ObamaCare".

The website includes the introduction to the article, as follows:

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (known colloquially as "ObamaCare"), declaring that the law would enshrine "the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care."

But, for reasons I have elaborated in previous articles in TOS, far from establishing security regarding Americans' health care, this new law will make quality health care harder to come by and more expensive for everyone. Unfortunately, until our politicians rediscover the principle of individual rights, choose to uphold it, and reverse this monstrosity of a law, we Americans are stuck with it and will have to cope the best we can.

So, what can you do in this new era of "change" to preserve your access to quality health care?

Although it is impossible to avoid the harmful effects of ObamaCare entirely, if you plan wisely and act accordingly you can minimize its effects on you and maximize your chances of receiving quality health care in the future.

Toward that end, I offer the following four strategies, two of which pertain directly to your personal arrangements for health care, and two of which pertain to intellectual and political activism...
One of the points I highlight is the need to exercise your own independent judgment with respect to diet and exercise, rather than relying uncritically on government recommendations.

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[Crossposted from FIRM blog.]

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