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Save the Children from the FDA


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An artificial hand—at least one approved by the federal government—costs as much as $50,000 or more. But among the millions of children around the world who need a hand, very few have parents who can afford to buy one. Fortunately, a research scientist has discovered that artificial hands created by 3-D printing can be produced for as little $50. And he has found a clever way to get around government regulations: He gives them away.

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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