Tonight on The Independents: Health Care on Life Support, Featuring Dr. Ron Paul, Dr. Jeffrey Singer, Dr. Keith Smith, and Stories About My Wife the Drug Mule!

Friday night’s theme episode of Fox Business Network’s The
(9 pm ET, 6 pm PT, repeats at midnight) is an
attempt to sketch out what American health care will look like in
2014 and beyond. Kicking off the show is a fascinating interview
with Dr. Ron Paul, who describes why he got into medicine (hint: to
avoid killing people!), how government intervention has altered the
health-care market, what parts of your body you should be able to
sell, and whether he’d do it all again. You won’t want to miss

Speaking of Ron Paul, here he is on Tuesday’s
Independents, talking NSA and Edward Snowden:

Also on the program will be a couple of doctors familiar to
Reason readers. First is Jeffrey A. Singer, the good
doctor for
, talking about themes he explored in a classic 2013
magazine piece, “How
Government Killed the Medical Profession
: As health care gets
more bureaucratic, will doctors go Galt?” Then Keith Smith, subject
of’s 2012 feature “Oklahoma
Doctors vs. Obamacare
,” will explain how his insurance-free,
transparently priced clinic works in Obamacare America.

Tonight’s Party Panel wears lab coats: Dermatologist
Elizabeth Rosenthal
and Cardiologist Steven
talk about their similar experiences with—but different
conclusions about—the Affordable Care Act. Another Mr. MD,
Cedars-Sinai liver/pancreas specialist
Nick Nissen
, explains how the molecular revolution and advances
in surgical techniques are ushering forth a more promising future
in treating the worst cancers.

Finally, there will be some personal segments about how the
co-hosts’ various brushes with the health care industry have
informed their weird opinions about it. A certain French lady is

Speaking of inappropriate personal comments, here is the “Two
Minutes Hate” segment from Wednesday’s show: 

Yes, that will be a regular feature, so keep ‘em coming, both in
the comments thread and on Twitter @IndependentsFBN.

from Hit & Run

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