Tuesday, July 18, 2017

There is a malignancy in America that's killing us, but the cure is purposely being ignored.

America has struggled over how to ensure affordable health care for decades, long before President Obama. It's not like this is all Obama's fault. At least he tried to do something. And, it's not like he wasn't obstructed up the ying ying at every turn. The point is, the ACA was only a band-aid on the hemorrhaging state of health care in America. It was incapable of being more because of its poor design elements. Once Obama ripped the scab off of American health care, we knew going forward that anything new would eventually have to be modified as required if it was to accommodate the growing health care needs of the masses.

The ACA (ObamaCare) has been in an incubator in ICU fighting for it's life for about eight years, and the only doctor Republicans could find was Kavorkian? So much for pro life. What we desperately need is an expert emergency surgical team to come in and cut out the malignancy that's killing the patient. The for profit health insurance industry is that malignancy. Choosing the Kavorkian approach, the Republicans have chosen to save the life of the for profit insurance industry, allowing it to metastasize instead of letting that surgical team save the lives of the patients, the America people.

There are a plethora of problems with health care in America. Affordability, access, and the ability to pay are the biggest, and that's mostly because of the way it was allowed to be set up and run. We chose to allow a profit driven industry market to hold command over the life and death of people. The government can not continue to subsidize and endorse the for profit health insurance industry whose principle driver is profit over life. An industry whose risk mitigation strategies considers delivering needed health care a risk to be avoided at all costs. I would also add "physician heal thyself", before the effects are irreversible and you're all turned into Dr. Kavorkians
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