Saturday, May 16, 2009

Government Run Health Care Fears

It really doesn't matter whether a person is a liberal or a conservative when it comes to government run health care. Most people are fearful that under a government run plan, many of the life saving features currently available to those with insurance - might vanish if and when the government nationalized health care. We all have visions in our mind about what might happen to our local hospital or favorite doctor if President Obama eventually nationalized the U.S. health care system.

The facts are that the current medical care system in the U.S. has been broken for decades and that is why the price of even routine health care procedures cost tens of thousands of dollars. Another problem facing the medical community is the extremely high wages that are paid to doctors. Of course doctors should earn a good income because of the years of training that it took to learn their profession. However, the current income scale of physicians is well in excess of almost everyone else they treat.

Unless the powers that be in the U.S. health care business wake up and start taking a look at how they appear to everyone else - then their days of high wages for doctors and over inflated overnight stays at a hospital will soon come to an end. I believe President Obama means business when it comes to health care reform in the U.S. and if the current leaders in American health care don't get on board, their type of medicine will soon become a thing of the past.

I believe the current cost problems in the U.S. health care system were brought on by the industry itself. Rather than looking toward the future, many hospitals and groups that represent doctors have been so focused on increasing their income today, that they in effect have priced themselves out of the current marketplace. When just a five minute visit to a hospital emergency room can cost a patient or their insurance company over $1000 - something is badly wrong with the current health care system in this country.

Title: Government Run Health Care Fears
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