Giving Patients a “Right to Try” Is the Right Move

This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Government regulation is often imposed in the name of consumer protection. All too often, however, it backfires and ends up hurting the very consumer it intended to protect. In her Liberty Minute titled “Freedom Without Borders,” Helen Krieble discusses one instance of a regulation hurting the consumer: A charitable group called Remote Area Medical was set up in Tennessee to provide free healthcare to poor patients across the country. They found out the state had an old law prohibiting out-of-state doctors