Last week’s most highlighted event has been, and still is, the battle in Washington about what politicians call “Health Care” reform. Two questions are on the forefront of the issue:
Is it really a reform?
Is it really about health?
Actually if logic is allowed to enter the debate, it should be said that what is at the center of the battle, raging among our elected representatives, has more to do with how much more additional money can be squeezed out of the tax payers, in order to remedy the mess generated by politicians on the take. In fact, the combination of the noun “politician” with the specification “on the take” is an exercise in redundancy. Today every single one of them has been bribed by one interest group or another, without discrimination.
Maybe a long time ago it was possible to find some honest individual fighting in Washington for the best interest of the people and the Country as a whole, but today only the goal to amass fortunes and join the billionaire elite is the driving force of public officials. And of course that can be obtained only by supporting the small elite they wish to join by approving legislatures favorable only to the same selected small clan.
If one bothers to review what can only be classified as nonsense being discussed in Washington about mandatory health insurance, one would certainly recognize the obvious violation of our freedom ingrained in such a plan; not to mention the psychological assault to all citizens’ well-being, with the inherent threat of tax penalties to healthy individuals who refuse to purchase health insurance.
The scariest portion of the proposed plan is the statement that is almost casually thrown in the wording of the reasoning behind the proposed law, which is: healthy citizens MUST purchase health insurance, otherwise the premiums will raise to astronomical levels.
Aside from the fact that they have already reached astronomical levels, it should be noted that the approach is flawed from the starting point. From the very beginning, introducing the idea of insurance coverage for medical treatment has been a recipe for disaster.
Given the unpredictable nature of human health and the body’s obscure workings, the supposedly assured coverage has produced a favorable field for deception of the unsuspecting public; a sort of an open-ended condition, where a patient cannot clearly see the end of the tunnel for his medical status.
This of course has generated an endless source of assured revenue for the provider, as long as everyone is “cared” for but no one is cured. Unfortunately such a happy condition is eventually terminated by the demise of the client, in which case everybody is out of luck.
However with the introduction of mandatory health insurance, the endless loop of revenue intake is never going to be broken; not to mention that eventually every one will become a patient, with true or invented-on-the-spot diseases, when they decide to go for a check up.
The idea is to increase the frequency of physician’s visits, whether they are needed or not, since they are already covered by the mandatory insurance.
In this way, the myopic dream of the AMA-Pharma-Insurance cartel can be fulfilled; myopic and devoid of deductive reasoning, as usual.
Sick and suffering people cannot have careers and steady work, so who is going to support the tax system? What no one seems to foresee is that everybody will lose if no one bothers to investigate the medical establishment and its activities.
This isn’t even an issue of insurance misconduct and greed. This is an issue of medical care services gone out of control. This means there is an urgent need for intervention, by regulating and controlling the AMA, along with the Pharmaceutical companies. It is their freedom that needs to be limited, not the freedom of ordinary citizens. Drug manufacturers must also be banned from medical schools, with their monetary influence and brainwashing of medical students.
The cost of obtaining a medical degree must be lowered to the same level of other degrees, so the newly licensed physicians do not need to be enslaved to hospitals, and they can then afford to open their own independent practices, with down-to-earth prices and a genuine drive to make people healthy.
After all, the back bone of this country, and what made it great, has always been the dedication and drive of small business owners. Some people might be aware of what Eleanor Roosevelt said, what seems like an eternity ago:
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dream.”
However, contrary to what is happening today in health care and any other big business, she was not including in that category the dreams of those motivated by selfish greed. Why am I referencing her in this case? Because that is my personal dream: to help make medical care reasonably priced and effective without collateral damage, instead of a very expensive method of disease maintenance.