attempted to pass a “skinny repeal” bill that would
undo some portions of the Affordable Care Act on July
28, but the bill failed after three GOP senators voted
Fact & Opinion:
I just sent an email
to the Kaiser Family Foundations to see if they has
presented a position paper on what could be done about
the American healthcare system to make it efficient,
economic, and compassionate. Their answer
...crickets. I would like to really hear some
good ideas and, so far, I've heard almost nothing from
the "grown ups". So I thought I would give it a
shot myself in less than a couple hundred words.
first level of healthcare is not for the individual,
but the entire population. This would include
free healthcare for all for disease control which
could lead to epidemics. The control of Aides
would be a prime example of a disease in which all
Americans should get free healthcare for the benefit
of the general population.
I'm a free (and fair) market person and you can't even
begin to create a fair market system unless everyone
(including health insurers, Medicare, Medicaid,
Veterans) pays the same price for the same service or
procedure. If I choose not to have insurance,
why should I pay up to 8 times more for the same
service as someone else who has some sort of
insurance. In effect, as an individual, I'm
subsidizing the insurance industry. You're just
keeping the health insurance companies (middle man) in
the age of the internet, there is no excuse for all
medical providers not to post their prices so that
consumers really can make the best choice. Isn't
this the foundation of the free market system.
Where free market systems have been implemented,
prices came down really quickly
are persons, who through no fault of their own, have
just been dealt a bad health hand in life. There
should be a special fund to bail out these people who
really do need an extra hand.
Medicaid and should also cover mothers and children.
By requiring providers to charge the same price,
doctors would be easier to find and offer better care.
there really is a lot more), insurance companies can
now enter the scene insuring the relatively healthy
with an assortment of plans that an individual or
company can untilize in the marketplace.
(fact source: General