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Healthcare Licensing and Barriers Are Sickening

•, Michael H. Wilson

We all know that the first amendment protects freedom of the press, and while you have the right to write, print, and publish or access the tools to do so, you do not have the right to compel others to do the same for you. The situation is similar to health care. You have the right to access care but do not have the right to compel others to provide it for you. However, when it comes to health care, the government has erected numerous barriers that limit your access. The most difficult are the licensing laws.

In the spirit of Richard Cobden and John Bright, we need to remove those barriers. Doing so should lower costs while improving quality. Those of us who promote free markets should be leading the way.

Barriers to Healthcare

The regulatory barriers erected by the states are just as harmful as tariffs and other trade barriers. You can pay a tariff but getting over a licensing barrier can be much more costly, in time and money.

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