MY TAKE ON THE HEALTHCARE
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What is the source of the problem of the healthcare
Like any industry, the healthcare "industry"
in America, which is made up of hospitals, doctors, labs, pharmaceuticals and
insurance companies, want to increase their profit margin on the back of my, your
and everybody's health. Not only is this abhorrent; it is obscene to think like
that. In this context, a distinction should be made between a living wage, even
a comfortable living wage, and profit margin increase. Unfortunately, such a
distinction is not being made. This kind of thinking can only be found in
The point of departure should be that healthcare is a right not a privilege. I would compare the healthcare system to the Police and Fire Departments, as well as to the education of our children. These three areas are not left to the market forces. They are regulated for the benefit of the American people. The same should be done for the healthcare system. As for how it should be done, this should be left to the experts in this field, certainly not to the politicians, the lobbyists or those who have a direct interest in making or keeping the healthcare a profit making industry.
My insurance company sent me a letter to inform me that there will be an increase in the premium rate. The reason of course is the rising costs of providing care. This is perfectly understandable when healthcare is a business and consequently must be profitable.