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Free Market Healthcare Saves the Day… again

By: Matthew O’Brien

    In an age where healthcare coverage has become a nationally divisive issue, insurance is becoming more difficult than ever to acquire, and socialized medicine is looming on the horizon, Remote Area Medical (RAM) has proven that there is still hope in free market healthcare. RAM, an organization solely funded by private and corporate donors, travels all over the globe providing healthcare free of charge to those in critical need, but unable to afford expensive medical procedures due to unfortunate circumstances.

Americans rejecting goverment-run health care plan

A poll released today by the independent, non-partisan polling firm of Rasmussen Reports find more good news for advocates of affordable, accessible health care delivered without government control.

By whopping margins, independent Americans oppose President Obama's proposal for government-run health care.

Examiner: Force the Fed into the sunlight

Today's Washington Examiner editorial lends support to an issue libertarians have pressed for years -- bringing transparency and accountability to the Federal Reserve.

Click here to read the editorial, or if you live in the metro D.C. area pick up a free copy of The ExaminerThe Examiner editorializes, in part:

Americans still love the free market

Columnist Tim Carney, writing in The Washington Examiner, finds that reports of the death of the free market may have been premature.

Click here to read Carney's blog entry in its entirely, or if you live in the metro D.C. area, pick up a copy of The Examiner.  Carney writes, in part:

“Birthers” the Libertarian Fringe?

     Recently, some elements of the right have been pressing the Obama birth certificate issue into the public light. Most notably, a segment on Lou Dobbs has added fuel to the fire by legitimizing their claims in the mainstream media. Chris Matthews featured a segment where Ken Vogel of Politico claims that the libertarian fringe are pressing the issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y84vLIwQRhM

In my estimation however, the birther issue has been more of a Constitution Party issue than a Libertarian one.

Wendy Jones reaching out to Delaware voters

Voters in Delaware's 19th State Senate District will have two more chances to hear from Libertarian candidate Wendy Jones.  Jones is running in the Aug. 3 special election to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Thurman Adams Jr., who died last month from pancreatic cancer.

Monday Message: Are you ready for Obama's health care rationing?

Dear friend,

Have a sick child?  Then you’d better get used to a government waiting list.

Government care in action: Oregon recommends suicide for patients

Patients turning to Oregon's state-run health program for assistance were denied treatment and urged to consider suicide instead.

CNN: Five freedoms you'd lose to Obama's health care scheme

CNN and Fortune posted an interesting blog today titled "5 freedoms you'd lose in health care reform."  Editor-at-Large Shawn Tully lays out the case against Barack Obama's proposed government takeover of medicine, writing in part:

Oregon Libertarians win another seat

Richard Whitehead, Washington County, Ore. Libertarian Party Treasurer, was recently elected to the Local School Committee for Beaver Acres Elementary, Position 3.  Whitehead accomplished the rare feat of being elected as a write-in candidate.  

Libertarians now hold seats in four School Committees in Washington County.  Libertarians are especially needed on school boards, where the majority of government spending takes places in most localities, where the Party's commitment to fiscal responsibility and quality education best serve our friends and neighbors.

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