Another issue for Palin to hammer on when she enters.
Our failed social policies have produced a huge number of 3rd to 5th generation welfare recipients who have serious, chronic medical problems often due to inherent organic problems from several generations of fetal drug and alcohol abuse combined health problems stemming from chronic drinking, smoking, drug abuse, STDs and poor diet. There is also a large number people who require medical care due to gang violence and/or injuries from criminal or prison activities as well as accidents while under the influence.
Obama care is an attempt to socialize and subsidize the the health problems created by the welfare culture and life style
Yes, it is. Leveling is always downward, never upward. Healthcare should be up to the individual to decide how much they want/can afford to spend on it.
Healthcare has already stopped being patient oriented. “The greatest good for the greatest number”, will be the bureaucrats public mantra but control and limitation of the inferm or elderly will be the practice. Refer to the Soviet experience or observe the NHS in Great Britian.
And yet he wants to add millions of presently illegal immigrants to plan.
Millions more to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, etc.
His plan is to our country on the fast track to ruin.
If I had the power to I would institute a sort of a basic health care reform which would be overwhelmingly simple and which would resemble obungacare in no way, shape, or manner. Key points would be:
1. Elimination of lawsuits against doctors and other medical providers. There would be a general fund to compensate victims of malpractice for actual damage and a non-inbred system for weeding out those guilty of malpractice.
2. Elimination of the artificial exclusivity of the medical system. In other words our medical schools could easily produce two or three times the number of doctors they do with no noticeable drop off in quality.
3. Elimination of the various games which drive the cost of medicines towards unaffordability.
4. Elimination of the outmoded WW-II notion of triage in favor of a system which took some rational account of who pays for the system and who doesn't. The horror stories I keep reading about the middle-class guy with an injured child having to fill out forms for three hours while an endless procession of illegal immigrants just walks in and are seen, would end, as would any possibility of that child waiting three hours for treatment while people were being seen for heroin overdoses.
All of those things would fall under the heading of what TR called "trust busting". There would also be some system for caring the truly indigent, but the need and cost would be far less than at present.
By far the biggest item is that first one. I don't know the exact numbers but if you add every cost involved in our present out-of-control lawyering, it has to be a major fraction if not more than half of our medical costs. The trial lawyers' guild being one of the two major pillars of financial support for the democrat party is the basic reason nobody is saying anything about that part of the problem.
Issues like THIS need to be clearly highlighted in the upcoming election!
The non-secret "secret" about the high cost of American health care compared to other nations is the billions upon billions we spend in essentially futile care during the last year of life. Barack Obama, Don Berwick, and Paul Ryan would all agree with this if their names could be kept off the quote.
If the system is to survive the demographic shifts of the next decades, this practice simply has to stop.
It may be that Paul Ryan prevails, and that the Medicare HMO's who are put in charge of utilization will determine that quadruple bypasses for patients who've had two strokes are "clinically ineffective" as compared to some prescriptions and a walker.
It may be that Barack Obama prevails, and that the Medicare advisory panel decides that a hip replacement is "not medically indicated" for 90 year olds, and that a nice wheelchair is more appropriate.
Both plans, if implemented, will see more patients go straight from the ED to a nice hospice room, if the prognosis for recovery is gloomy enough.
And make no mistake, these decisions will all be cost motivated, and they will come to pass. Everyone who works in health care on the financial side has seen this coming for a decade.
The "golden days" of Medicare, when every new technology was covered, and when many weeks in the ICU preceded every death, are over.
Vote them out!
I work at a state "healthcare" facility. The conditions are appalling. The bureaurocracy has added layers of administration, cut nurses below safe staffing levels and denied any additional support to the medical department, like additional doctors which are sorely needed and desperately needed equipment. Oh well, we're all gonna die anyway!
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I fear for my parents when I see this. I can say more but I got to go to work, millions of looters depend on me.
I’m so glad we have a home elsewhere, a country where every minute of life is valued. FUBO! I’ve already beat him at his own game. FOBO.