Healthcare seems to be on everyone’s mind. We can agree on the importance of it, but we can’t seem to agree on how to make things better. Here are my concerns:
- Why is the same congress that is vilifying the insurance companies for making so much profit trying to force everybody to purchase more insurance?
- Money that comes from the taxpayers is coming from us. Elected officials appear to lack a basic understanding of economics. Putting more people on Medicaid doesn’t save us money, it costs us money.
- Blaming the uninsured for driving up the cost of healthcare is just as prejudiced as blaming any other group of people merely by social or economic affiliation, skin color or hair styles. Those with no insurance who pay their bills in a timely manner are likely to pay their medical bills in a timelier manner than the insurance companies. Our enemy is not the uninsured. Our problems are created by artificially inflated prices, minimal disclosure and a lack of incentive to shop for the most affordable medical care.
- A significant increase in paperwork and record keeping complying with government mandates are driving up the costs and do little to improve the quality of care.