March 7, 2023
Idaho Falls–Stand Up For Idaho, an Idaho Falls-based nonpartisan citizens’ organization that peacefully and actively advocates for the rights and liberties of all Idaho citizens, is hosting a presentation by local doctor Jim Brook at their next Wednesday meeting. Dr. Brook will speak on the topic of “Make Health Care Great Again.”
SUFI’s announcement reads:
Dr. Jim Brook is a local physician that does things differently. He doesn’t take insurance nor Medicare, and he makes house calls. He is also author of the book “The High Price of Socialized Medicine”. Come listen to what he has to say, you may even end up changing physicians!
Dr. Brook is an economist with a specialty in medicine, or a doctor with a specialty in economics. Take your pick. He started his medical school training supporting socialized medicine. Then he saw the damage it does to the people it is supposedly helping, and to the country as a whole, and changed his tune completely. He now runs a solo family practice wherein patients pay him directly, with no insurance company involvement.
He takes no Medicare or Medicaid money. He takes the moral, principled approach to the practice of medicine. Nobody has money confiscated from them to pay his fees for somebody else’s health care. From a practical standpoint, his fees are surprisingly affordable. Patients often leave him tips. Remember the “Medicaid gap?” The so-called “gap” population is his main customer base.
He put years of research into a book that explores the reasons that American health care is so expensive, and why thorough service is so uncommon. It turns out that the blame rests squarely on government intervention in free markets. His book, “The High Price of Socialized Medicine”, makes that case convincingly, backed up with hundreds of references. His treatment plan, which is based on the diagnosis, is to get the government out of medicine at every possible level. His book explains just how and why that would work.
The class will be held at the Snake River Event Center (Shilo Inn), located at 780 Lindsay Blvd. in Idaho Falls. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the class begins at 6:30 p.m.