A Jail called Mandatory Health Insurance

A Jail called Mandatory Health Insurance

 

This is arithmetic not ideology. We make it ideology when we defy the numbers. We are already paying for full and complete coverage for all American citizens. In fact, we are paying 40% more than is required to give everyone complete health services. That we are paying for it and not getting what we are paying for (including a rebate or dividend on the many billions we are overspending) is testament to our ideology getting in the way of good judgment and concern for American citizens. It also gives you an idea on how and why the Pharmaceutical companies alone spend more than $5,000 on each and every one of the more than 500,000 doctors licensed in the United States, rewarding them with free samples, free trips, free seminars, free equipment, free supplies, and a host of other things that would make anyone other than a saint turn their heads.

 

In fact, it isn’t even ideology, it is myth. The myth is that American medicine is better than anywhere eels in the world. This is one of those myths that come from facts once holding morsals of truth. It is no longer truth. Our rate of medical advances is dwarfed by work done in dozens of other countries, our education is in a nose-dive, people are dropping out of the system, retiring early and otherwise getting out of the cancerous system we call our medical establishment.

 

We are already paying far more than we need to and far more than any other country in the world for the exact same medical facilities, medical care, medical treatment and medical prescriptions — AND we don’t have access without digging into the bottom of our pockets to treatments that are available, more effective and far less expensive than medical protocols in the U.S. because Big Pharma dictates those protocols through its absolute control of the FDA. And Big Pharma has a blank check from Big Insurance, because Big Insurance wants everyone to perceive the need to pay premiums for medial insurance. It’s like the credit card industry — they want to convert your assets into their fees without giving you anything of value in return.

 

Insurance is not the solution. It is the problem. Mandatory insurance locks us into the problem instead of heading for a solution. Wind down the need for medical insurance and the hold that Big Pharma has would likewise wind down. Putting people on the front line of what is available and how much it costs would put them “in the know” — instead of removing them from their sight the obvious tyrannies of the medical-insurance complex. This will create outrage. And outrage is what we need here — before we pass outrage and go straight to social unrest, riots, and other troubles that shake even the foundations of our form of government. We are corrupted and we the voters must make the changes that elected officials are unwilling to do. The only thing left that is made in America and for sale are our politicians.

 

Our insurance driven system causes us to spend about 40% more money than it would take to give full, total and robust health care to every man, woman and child in the United States. Instead, our citizens get partial coverage, no coverage and limitations on what therapies “qualify” for coverage — not on the basis of safety but on the basis of revenue production for Big Pharma, Big Insurance and Big medical. We need e little trust busting here like a hundred years ago. The corporate trusts, creating anti-competitive barriers to both older and newer treatments that are readily available, preventative care that would reduce the need for medical services and products, are literally ruining our lives.

 

Krugman, Clinton and the rest of those who subscribe to mandatory health insurance have it flat wrong on the numbers, the policy, and the purpose. Obama is a lot closer to the truth when he says we should NOT tie ourselves to the insurance model. Insurance is the problem, not the solution.

 

Under the Clinton plan we would be locked into the current cycle for the foreseeable future. Insurance companies would control how well we are cared for, what procedures are available (i.e., “covered), and perpetuate the medical fraud perpetrated on the public whereby spiraling higher medical costs for services, procedures and treatments are completely controlled in the lockbox created by the mighty triumvirate of Big Insurance, Big Pharma, and Big Medicine.

 

Under mandatory insurance the jail cell we are in would become a life sentence and the key thrown away. Transfer of wealth on the backs of those need help would continue on its merry way — a perfect Republican solution conceived in fear and deceit, servile to their own greedy agendas and creating cruel results but never brave solutions, to paraphrase Thomas Paine in “the Crisis.”

One Response

  1. Good info. and reading. I would definitely bookmark you to check for new updates.
    Thanks,
    Dean

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