For the life of me I can’t figure it out!
Why aren’t business leaders in the US clamoring for universal health care? Why aren’t US business leaders speaking out against the competitive advantage businesses around the world have, who aren’t saddled with the health care burden of a nation? Why aren’t the citizens of the US speaking out as they watch valued jobs being shifted overseas for exactly that reason?
Have we just been so brain washed by an insurance industry, hell bent on prolonging its existence and maintaining a system that works against the best interest of the consumer, we are blind to the inevitable.
Our population is aging, and demand for health care is increasing at an exponential rate. As the government and health insurance companies further squeeze health care providers, their only choice is to order more and more unnecessary tests and procedures designed not to benefit the patient, but simply to maintain their coffers, all the while leading to a lower quality of care for everyone.
Am I the only one who sees this?
For-profit health insurance and fee-for-service medicine are doomed models. As insurance companies continue raising premiums at rates far greater than inflation, fewer and fewer people will be able to afford health insurance, putting more people on the government dole, until the entire system implodes, and more and more people die because they can’t get the care they need.
It will happen. The only question is how soon. All the rhetoric being espoused today is only prolonging the inevitable.
Just think how great it would be if everyone could obtain the health care they needed, when they needed it, without the fear of losing their life savings, and going bankrupt in the process, so even if they are cured they’re unable to continue living a fulfilling life.
Just think how nice it would be if the system worked for the consumer [the patient] instead of health insurance companies and special interests.
The problem could easily be fixed? There are ideas and models out there that work [to a degree], but as long as we continue focusing only on what’s in our own self interest, instead of what’s in the best interest of our nation, nothing will change, and we will continue down this path of destruction.