Follow the money
Money Affects ALL Health Care Programs ALL Countries ALL Economic Systems
All of the following has been reported in online news sources.
This is based upon the bill as passed By the House and then sent to the Senate.
This is a general off the top of the head short as possible report on the health care bill now in the U.S. Senate. Short version is that there are restrictive laws and rules under which the U.S. Congress and Senate have excused themselves with no underpinning of money for the implementation of a U.S. Government run health care system.
Of course! They have no reason to put themselves under the Obamacare system – they have a perfectly good system of their own: the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
This plan covers all Federal Employees – which includes Congress.
As a compassionate and charitable person you want some kind of health care for all. Most Americans are compassionate and charitable. However, money matters in ALL health care systems no matter the country, no matter the politics, no matter the health care system, and no matter the standards for the provided health care.
In all systems, whether or not government run or private enterprise system, money matters. For government run systems, when money becomes low, unavailable, or scarce for the program, there must be cuts for service in the system. For private enterprise people have money to give and do so. This goes to those who have difficulties paying. Individuals and groups give.
In all government run systems there is a main executive as head of the system with a group of people one may refer to as a commission or committee (or whatever title given to it). This is the governance of the entire health care system. The power to OK protocols (diagnoses and treatments) is with this leader and this group. This is what is proposed for the U.S. system if it is voted in as a national government run system as a ” single payer ” system.
Health insurance paid for the life of a friend of mine and a friend of that friend and the friend of friend’s elderly mother. Under a system where people have to leave out some who require much treatment these three would not have been approved for life saving treatments. In the private multiple payer system they all received life saving treatments through their insurance companies while they paid co-pays.
Some people do not have health care insurance. This is the part of the U.S. population that needs assistance.
Right now Medicare funds are considered to be part of the contributing money for any old or new health care system money needs. Lower payments of benefits to benficiaries are now already being reported in the U.S. press. (Lower income to those “on” Social Security and Medicare.)
In the government run systems the more money one has the better, as one can then have what ever care for which they want to pay. In private run systems the more money one has the better, as one can then have what ever care for which one wants to pay.
In the U.S. system there has been money available either from individuals or from groups of individuals and from non-profit efforts. But the U.S. economy has been removed from the “private” system and placed in a “socialist” system. Please read the Financial Times article on Risk of a Double-dip Recession. Suddenly there is not the same amount of money for charitable giving.
In a government run health care system, those who are now in “poor” health care situations will still be in the same situations in the future. Those who are better off will be lowered in their health care opportunities. All will be under the rules of the government system.
Those promised that they can have the same health care insurance and doctors, have only 5 years to do so at best. Any employer can suddenly change from the private health care insurance to a government health care insurance. After 5 years an oversight group will review all health care and judge whether or not it is OK by the standards of the oversight group.
Who pays for the Government system ?
The wealthy are supposedly going to do this for everyone else. I personally believe that the “wealthy” will leave the country. They have already left one state where they were put into this position. There are at least three states in the U.S. which have governent health care systems. All of these systems are examples of what a national system would quickly become – broke.
What has happened to any tax money that would be able to pay for a national health care system in the U.S. ? Because the U.S. money system was not allowed to operate with failures with the prospect of rising from the failures to new successes, there is now a downward spiral with deflation still possible. The Federal Reserve is supposed to be a reserve that the U.S. falls back upon. There is now, in my opinion. no reserve. There is now, in my opinion, no effort to seek gold as a reserve for the U.S. government.
What happens to overall freedom under a government health care system? That is an interesting question. Would there be control of alternative medical choices? That would be one area where freedom to choose would be at risk.
Repeat of statement already made:
If the current health care bill is passed, in five years there will be a group taking position to review all areas of health care for the “standards” that this governing group establishes. Any health care system and or insurance coverage, et al will be under their scrutiniy. The health care plans that one might have stayed in will then be reviewed. If they do not fit what the members of this group wants, they will be out of compliance and subject to whatever the group decides to do with them.
This is a general off the top of my head, short as possible report on the health care bill now in the U.S. Senate, where it will have changes and additions. Shortest version is that there are restrictive laws and rules under which the U.S. Congress and Senate have excused themselves with no underpinning of money for the implementation of a U.S. Government run health care system.
There are other things in the bill beside just Health Care. These are not being discussed in the media or if they do appear, are obscure.
All of the above has been reported in online news sources. What has been said here is in the bill as it was passed in the U.S. Congress.
When money is the criteria, someone loses. Those with enough money are not concerned about winning or losing.
When all have healthcare, no one will have healthcare. All healthcare will be diminished by the attempt to pay for all healthcare for everyone.
If you think health care is expensive now, just wait till it’s free.
An exception is those who voted themselves out of the governement run system, such as Congressional Representatives and Senators.