Trying to improve the “health of populations” by leveraging medical care—a minor determinant—is an expensive exercise in futility in improving American healthcare. It simply doesn’t have the power to achieve lasting, affordable, full human flourishing.
What would come of a national healthcare policy guided by the ethical principle of noninterference? While it won’t prevent market failures from occurring in healthcare, it will allow the free market to fix the failures instead of government. Market forces not only act faster than government, a free market response will keep costs down, innovation up, and allow as many people as possible to obtain healthcare.
One big benefit of BRI membership to medical students is our ability to support them in obtaining meaningful, interesting, and educational internships. John Flo, BRI-Saint Louis University president shares his experience of a summer Heritage Foundation internship.
New paradigms and breakthroughs in medicine and medical delivery are the norm, rather than the exception. Our doctors are getting better; yet, due to increasing healthcare policy burdens their lives are not. By increasing the layers of an already complex system, bureaucrats force unnecessary, additional difficulties on our doctors. Doctors must become informed leaders for common sense healthcare reform that takes care of doctors and patients.
BRI’s growth really started taking off in 2012. In the first eight months of 2012 alone, BRI boasted 15 chapters that produced three debates and 11 lectures, for a total of 14 events. Today, from 2013 – 2015, BRI student leaders have produced average of 47 events each year.
“Explaining BRI’s mission gave me a chance to practice articulating the benefits of free enterprise in delivering affordable, high quality care to more people. It also helped remind me that, at our core, most of us really are after the same goal, and the only true sticking point is how best to achieve it.” ~Mary Hahn, BRI president, SUNY Downstate
Dr. Lee Gross, MD, presents direct primary care plan Epiphany Health to AMSA national conference for medical students at the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine October 12, 2013, sponsored by the Benjamin Rush Institute, a non-profit organization protecting doctor-patient relationships and preserving freedom of choice in medicine. Dr. Gross is a family physician in Florida […]