The US is in the midst of an Opioid epidemic. How the government handles other “killers” is reviewed.
The first version of the Republicans’ new health care plan is out. Will it reduce rapidly rising health costs? And will it, as Trump promised, provide lower cost health insurance for all? Not likely.
The article examines US government policies to curb the most dangerous addictions: smoking, drinking, drugs, and overeating. Bans never work. It concludes by recommending that for all addicts should pay an increasing share of the health costs they incur.
US government restrictions on human choice need to be rethought. Our jails are full of drug users while there are not even background checks for gun purchases. I explore these and other inconsistencies in government regulations in my latest article.