Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Trying to make sense of Universal Healthcare

Will the government be able to implement a universal healthcare system without sinking further into debt? Proposing a healthcare plan that insures all Americans is not possible. Moreover, the government assumes that insuring all Americans will increase the quality of healthcare. The truth behind the matter is that universal healthcare is unable to repair the high cost and poor quality healthcare system. Proposing universal healthcare only makes the problem worse.

Sure the government wants to everyone to believe that introducing a universal healthcare plan is going to improve the quality of the healthcare system. Adding another$1 trillion - in the next 10 years - to an already ballooned federal budget will compromise future generations for decades to come. Saving companies, providing healthcare to everyone, and attempting to fix every societal problem fills the ship with more problems. Sooner or later, the ship will eventually sink.

The government is planning to reform healthcare to insurance every American. What good is having healthcare insurance when people are going homeless, starving, and just going plain crazy trying to live a life that's not really that great? The government should focus on providing healthcare insurance to the people that really need it. Forcing all Americans to obtain healthcare insurance only complicates the main problem in hand. Analyze the universal healthcare plan through comparing it to auto insurance.

Medical insurance is like having car insurance. Sure there are a lot of accidents. Accidents are not as common as one would think. People use car insurance as a safety net to prevent further financial distress due to an unforeseeable accident. With the universal healthcare plan looming in the forefront, there are some things to ponder, especially when many Americans are living below the poverty line.

President Obama tries to increase excitement about the hopes and dreams for the immediate future. People sit in their living, dining, and bedrooms; they expect the government to fix the world. People have to face the truth; providing healthcare insurance to all Americans is going to cause massive debt for decades to come. If the government wants universal healthcare, there is a reason for it. President Clinton attempted to win support on enacting a universal healthcare system in the mid 90's. He even enjoyed a Democratic majority in both Houses.

What happened? Why were legislatures afraid to pass universal healthcare? For the same reason they approved welfare reform, they denied universal healthcare. The government was trying to to save money. The more money the government has to work with, the more efficient they are, especially in treating public problems. When the government continues to spend enormous amounts of money, the future remains unclear. Will universal healthcare improve the American healthcare system? People should look at the rest of the world. Is every person given a chance at success?

Take it for what it's worth. Universal healthcare is another one of those policies that is avoiding the main problem - fixing poverty. What are families going to do with healthcare insurance when they are unable to make an ample living? Think of the government as an individual that has debts.

In order to pay off debts, one must start with the small problems and work their way up. Financing every major problem is going to hurt the small ones. Giving every entity money - all the time - will not teach them to be responsible. Teaching an entity how to manage money is a better way to improve their problem. Wall Street corporations will always try to step on the little people.

Universal healthcare is not going to prevent medical pharmaceutical companies from financing research to manipulate people into thinking their drugs and products are essential for survival. These drug companies block studies that share that simple exercise, positive thinking, and a health diet are more responsive than many drugs and medical devices; they achieve better results. Former Senator John Edward mentioned that he was going after the people that caused the problem. The healthcare problem has been an issue since the mid 60's. For the same reason that the government wanted to pass universal healthcare is what helped pass Medicaid and Medicare.

The healthcare system has experienced inflation since those two plans were implemented. They both confront two major groups that medical insurance companies tend to reject - poor and the elderly. Why are these groups rejected? Medical insurance companies don't want to take on a chance spending billions on people that will not cut into their profit. A person with a poor driving record is unable to find auto insurance unless they plan to pay five times the amount. The best way to improve the healthcare system is to go after the source of the problem.

Handing out money and proposing costly programs are poor ways to confront the problem. Using a cost-benefit analysis to determine the most beneficial program is most useful for repairing the problem. Spending another $1 trillion just to provide quality healthcare to the 47 million uninsured Americans is making the problem worse. How many out of those 47 million actually want healthcare?

Forcing every person in the country to be insured is making matters worse. Sure there are a percentage of those uninsured that need healthcare insurance because they have been rejected, can't afford the high premiums, and they have major medical problems. The best strategy is to help the people that need healthcare and not just insure every person that steps foots on American soil.

Will implementing a universal healthcare plan save the American healthcare system? Look into the healthcare system; analyze what problems that the media actually suggests is plaguing the healthcare system. Many people believe the media. They don't know that living room politics is a government strategy to increase support for a candidate, policy, and program. Don't pay attention to the overall number of uninsured Americans. Some of those people elect to take more money instead of accepting their employer medical plans.

Focus on the people that need the healthcare insurance. The government wasn't ready to care for Americans that live far past the expected life expectancy. Whenever scientists create new innovative treatments and programs, people are able to live longer. Blame technology for people that are confined to nursing homes. Look at the entire scope of the problem. Educating patients about how to avoid future medical issues is valuable process to prevent excessive costs. Preventative care helps to eliminate billions of dollars in unnecessary hospital visits. Universal healthcare is another proposed plan that is throwing money at the problem.

The Veterans Administration has a perfect plan. They provide healthcare for all Veterans, but they do so with evaluating each member. Every member that seeks Veteran assistance goes through a screening process. This process helps the VA determine the anticipated costs and the member's planned expenses. The millions of Veterans that are homeless only seek medical care when they need it. The government was unable to find a home for every homeless person that roams the street. Educating people about the various programs that offer assistance is a good strategy is solving the problem.

Universal healthcare will not resolve the healthcare problem. It will only add more layers to the existing problem: poor quality of care, high costs, medical errors, lawsuits, and whatever else causes the per person costs to exceed any industrialized nation on the planet. If the government treats the source of the problem they will find it more rewarding. Universal healthcare is one of those issues that require additional research to fully understand the healthcare problem.

In retrospect, trying to improve the quality of care is going to take major healthcare reform. The universal healthcare plan is a healthcare issue that divides both Republicans and the Democrats. Take it for what it's worth; universal healthcare is a costly plan that is sure to increase the national debt. Improving the scope of medical treatment requires healthcare policy changes.

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