I believe you want something different to make America Great and that’s why you were elected. The American public is stuck with a very broken system that is too self-serving; this kind of change is what you’ve targeted in your talks. I hope you will see the problem.
You need to ask different questions, I’ve written the questions that lead to better answers; find more than 50 blog posts that ask better questions here “Healthcare White Paper.” As a small business owner of 18 years, I’ve worked at insurance companies, with hospitals, doctors, individuals, the indigent, failing government organizations, large business and small.
Why not try something no one else is talking about; if you don’t go in a different direction the only fix will be a Government one. My posts point to a different solution.
All human life matters and to my way of thinking it’s good the autos and government have a way to track responsibility. I live in Detroit so that makes me a car guy. I feel attached to the auto industry. It’s good the cars we drive are safe.
Outrage over car deaths, of course, makes sense. And, the autos have taken responsibility because the government has a good method to enforce the autos to be accountable to the public.
General Motors will pay $900 million to settle criminal charges related to its flawed ignition switch that has been tied to at least 124 deaths.
CNNMoney (New York) September 17, 2015: 2:46 PM ET; “GM CEO: ‘People died in our cars’ ” Poppy Harlow
When I talk about our medical system is broken, it’s clear that if the auto tracking method were applied to hospitals we’d have accountability.
Here’s a quote from the same article;
In the hearing’s closing questions, when Sanders inquired as to why this crisis was not constantly splashed across front page news, he was met with this: “When people go to the hospital, they are sick. It is very easy to confuse the fact that somebody might have died because of a fatal consequence of their disease, versus they died from a complication from a medical error,” Jha said. “It has taken a lot to prove to all of us that many of these deaths are not a natural consequence of the underlying disease. They are purely failures of the system.”
In our premiums and in our government run healthcare we pay for these services.
But, our system requires more fixes than just this. The white paper is breaking apart many pieces of the medical system apparatus in order to demonstrate the areas where the system is broken. Follow the white paper for what’s wrong, then we’ll be publishing the fixes in 1qtr 2016.
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Physicians need a way out, we call them locked doc’s. These are doctors, especially primary care physicians who are being crowded out of doing their work. This sounds particularly harsh but have you asked your physician about staying in business?
This is a good article describing a physician PAC built to bring change.
“All these things are churning and it’s imperative that the subject of the ACA come up (in Congress),” Singer said. “The ACA is not sustainable. We want to play a role in influencing the agenda to make sure patients are first.”
Read more at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/democratic-obamacare-supporters-doctors-are-watching
Contact us to talk more about a small course correction that would have a big impact.
Our healthcare “system” isn’t a system at all. It’s a bunch of pieces cobbled together. Payors, government, hospitals, pharma and others participate in an unorganized delivery of medical care. This is an article pointing us in the right direction.
“Some of the insurance companies are slowly, gradually coming around,” said Jeff Spicher, the center’s Primary Care Clinic director. “Part of the issue, in my opinion, is that in this country we typically have set up a system that is a disease-based system, not a health-promotion system.”
Read more at http://gazette.com/insurance-coverage-gaps-create-health-care-challenges/article/1543737#XklC1EQHupUzP6BT.99
Physicians should lead the effort toward integrated health and not government, payors or others.
Rationing is being downplayed just as the “Gruber” economics was previously.
Gruber Gaff, his economics doesn’t get to the real economics
Gruber disguised the true Obamacare objectives and misled the public; at least that’s what I read and hear.
If we keep focused on the Washington yelling match and taking sides the true problem and its’ solutions will continue to be disguised. The “Gruber Gaff” only serves to confuse the many problems in healthcare. No model from Gruber actually gets at the real problems of healthcare economics and that’s why the financial architect of Obamacare was never going to solve “rising Healthcare” prices.
Fighting over right or left politics may make politicians winners but the American public will pay more for their healthcare premium. Gruber is the architect;
“His real contribution, according to most former congressional staffers who actually drafted the legislation, was to provide the economic models to figure out what the impact of different choices would be—like what different levels of subsidies would cost, and especially what would happen to the mix of healthy and sick people if there was no individual mandate.”
Only One Alternative for the Future; “death panels”
“Medicare advisory board that the party has assailed as a death panel.”
The only solution that is possible given the lack of focus by legislators on both sides of the aisle is rationing. It’s a sad day when we consider that rationing healthcare as mentioned in, “The Hill,” article. The democrats have downplayed the death panel discussion since Obamacare’s beginning but the reality that any language is included points to the reality that Gruber, and other architects knew. Healthcare without policy reform had only one option. That was, and is, to limit costs by not allowing some services.
Americans don’t see it coming but it’s clear as a bright full moon, without our politicians joining forces against the forces pushing up healthcare costs, Americans will most certainly have healthcare rationed. American business owners, employees and individuals must begin a conversation that’s all-together different than all of what has gone before. Here’s the Politico article: BenStaff history: GOP pins hopes of dismantling ObamaCare on the courts _ TheHill
This is a good article bringing into focus the struggles of Cities and governmental units who have unique decision making processes that influence the decisions of pension plans. This phrase is a quote from the article, “We just got blindsided,” it sounds like the actuaries didn’t do their job and omits the board that made decisions.
Whether the actuary did or didn’t do their job; the phrase implies the actuaries made decisions to bankrupt the retirement plan. In addition, it makes it sound like the retirement plan board had nothing to do with the decisions.
There is a difference between being “blind sided” and blaming someone else, as quoted, and accepting the decision made as city and other governmental units have done. There needs to be a recognition that the board made decisions they should not have.