I don't disagree, here. I believe Obama, in his original plan, had something like this in mind. To set up operations for those on gov-sponsored health plans like gov workers, Medicare and Medicaid recipients separate and apart from the For Profit insurance system. We know how long that idea for real 'competition' endured. It was rather like a flash in the pan.<quoted text>
They needed to do this now not later. There are not enough medical providers now let alone after Obama care kicks in. It takes 8 years of college and several years of residency to be a doctor. Obama care kicks in in 2014. More new docs in training comes out in 2027.
But we all know it's coming. We simply can no longer afford to let the medical system continue on as it is with billions of dollars of waste and fraud. The insurance companies don't care about waste and fraud. I contacted mine three times about getting doubled-billed. Never heard from them. All they did was raise my premiums. The more I pay, the more they make.
Here's a for instance - In England, I have what's called and treated as Pelvic Radiation Disease. This is a theory of disease that says that radiation, no matter how minute, sets up a progressive and unstoppable chains of events that lead to death. WHY is a socialized medicine country looking into the damage done by radiation while in the US its ignored as if it doesn't exist? BECAUSE they pay for it. They pay for the 'treatment' that causes the disease. One would ask, if radiation does so much damage, what's the point? According to my oncologist, it's about longevity. As long as we survive years past treatment, that's good enough. After that, we're considered 'cured' and the damage done by the treatments is attributed to something else. The two discs in my back that are completely burnt out are now called arthritis. Except that nobody seems to be able to address why I have an auto-immune disease only in my lower back and nowhere else. LOL.
Obama's original goal was to start taking a look at the efficacy of treatment which might save billions of dollars and prevent untold human suffering, and he got shot down. There's no money in keeping people healthy. If we could do that, we might not have a doctor shortage. Approaching medicine from a Standardized Care model means we'll NEVER have enough doctors, even if there's an office on every street corner.
There are seven million so-called cancer survivors on welfare. People who used to pay taxes are now sucking down the system in record numbers...these are 'medical' costs that can't even be tallied, especially if you nod in the direction of bankruptcies over medical bills.