The debate over whether we should institute a system of national healthcare or not is misleading.
National healthcare insurance is something that we already have. We just do it at a very high cost and in the most inefficient way possible. Any person without health insurance in this country ends up going to the emergency room. The idea that these people go to the emergency and are getting something for free is not right. It is true that hospitals cannot turn anyone away but it is also true that hospitals don't treat people for free. The treatment of poor people in our emergency room is paid for but obviously not by the guy who has no money. The government, you and I pay for the care of the poor. The charges are just hidden in higher insurance rates and taxes. Hospitals jack-up charges to people with insurance so their rates go up and the government subsidizes hospitals for treating uninsured patients so taxes go up.
idea being floated around by some politicians that we can't afford national
health insurance is absolute lie. Most of the industrialized countries in the
world seem to be able to afford some form of national healthcare and the
The Pay of a few insurance CEOs not including stock options.
Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish: $13.5 million
Cigna CEO David Cordani: $14.5 milion
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard: $10.1 million
The other phony idea floating around is that national health insurance will crush our businesses, that too is a lie. Our businesses would be aided by having national health insurance paid system. Businesses in every country that has national healthcare do not have to put employee health insurance into the cost of their production keeping the price of their goods down. If healthcare was treated the same other national costs like infrastructure and defense then our companies would be more competitive with other companies in the world.
If the insurance company taking millions of dollars off of the top of the cost of our health insurance isn't enough to convince you that we should have some form of national healthcare the following should.
We have all seen the people out there marching around saying they didn't want the government getting between them and their doctor. That is a lie put forward by the insurance industry. It is the insurance industry that gets between you and your doctor by means of their preferred provider list. You've heard of the preferred provider list, you have to pick your doctors from a list of doctors approved by your insurance company. The reason those doctors are on the preferred provider list is that they follow the insurance companies dictates as to what tests and treatments they will allow. If the doctor doesn't follow what the insurance company dictates to them, they will be dropped from for provider list. A doctors success depends on being on the preferred provider lists of the insurance companies in their area. So it is not the government that is getting between you and your doctor it is insurance companies.
It is the insurance company and their greed for more and more profit that is getting between you and your doctor. It is not a hard equation to figure out a company is put together to make money.
concern is lack of quality of the care - Insurance companies are more concerned
with profits and the bottom line of the company, not the efficiency of your
healthcare. If you're concerned you will have fewer options, there are many
examples that refute any worries there. The
So in conclusion you get better healthcare outcomes /quality. You have the option to buy additional insurance if you want it. National healthcare makes our companies more competitive by leveling the playing field with other nations that have national insurance. National healthcare saves us all money because we are paying four times more than any other nation that have national healthcare.