There are 2 ways to make health care affordable.
REGULATION OR NO REGULATION
The medical industry encompasses a vast range of contributors. Manufactures, doctors, administrators, technicians, support staff and patients. Not discarding the ancillary components including construction workers who build the hospitals, tool makers and even tire makers who make it possible for trucks to deliver materials to the job site. So it’s everyone, like the President said… “You didn’t build that by yourself.” So when the politicians say “regulate” it’s the aforementioned components of the medical industry they want to control, including you! There is a fee for all this control… It’s about fifty times greater than the same cost our Social Security Administration charges to manage our retirement income. If you are unaware of their administrative costs think of this, without the cost of government, your $1,200 per month social security benefit check would be about $7,500 per month or more.
No regulation equates to a free market. There’s no mandate in a free market… If you want, desire or need some thing then you have the right to enter into a personal contract to obtain some thing or you may simply walk away without obligation. If an unregulated market scares you then refuse to do business within that market, and seek out a well regulated marketplace. If you can’t find a regulated market then create one, but do with your own money not mine; because I desire to do business with a free market, this question begs to be answered… What makes your desire for a regulated market more important than my desire for a free marketplace? Could it be you fine yourself in the unique position of believing your idea is the correct one, and everyone should go alone with you?
As usual thumb-sucking Washington politicians see regulation as the only answer to any problem they don’t understand. And if they have to legislate to appease the cries of special interest groups, you can bet it will cost the taxpayer a hundred times more its actual value. So here’s an idea. If government must regulate one sixth of our economy start with price of services control. Total cost of a triple by-pass surgery shouldn’t exceed $1,200.00. Total Cancer treatment payment… $450.00, a knee replacement $800.00 and a doctors visit, $10.00. When industry experts tell us it’s impossible to do such a plan… Tell them the same line the Affordable Care Act gave us… It’s the law, make it work.
I guess Nationalization of the oil companies is next. Why not mandate the price of gas at the pump? Does $.42 cents a gallon sound good to you? King Allan suggests the Free Market Solution where the real control is in the hands of the customer… You are a customer before you are a patient. I was going to say PERIOD but apparently Obama has redefined the word PERIOD as “unless something changes.”