It's very refreshing to read an article that not only points out problems
but also makes some very valid suggestions.Thank you, Sir.
Its time to recognize that the Affordable Healthcare Act (AKA: Obamacare) is now
the law of the land. It has survived numerous attempts to repeal it and a
Supreme Court challenge. Declining to establish health exchanges is not going to
make the law go away. Such a stance only hurts the State of Utah and especially
the people who need affordable health care. The election is over, lets get on
with governing responsibly.
It's time to recognize that the SCOTUS exempted the states from having to
expand medicaid.Dred Scot was also the law of the land - that did
not mean we should just have accepted it.taking further obligations
not fully funded will only add burdens to the taxpayers they do not want.Just because good Germans rolled over to the Nazis in 1935 does not mean
we should give up the fight against the expansions of evil in our own land
despite SCOTUS rulings validating Obamacare. Of course, the SCOTUS has not
heard the argument that the spending portion of Obamacare originated in the
senate, contrary to the constitution, which requires spending bills originate in
Amen.Being proactive is going to be recognized and make it better
for the states citizens. Does our governor thinkl the 250,000 in his state that
are currently uninsured will be healthy forever or is he fine with seeing them
all in the most expensive location...the emergency room?
Here's a novel Idea. Why don't we get government out of
the lives of the people and quit trying to fix everyones problems? Why not go
back to the days of county, church and benevolent society hospitals? Why not go
back to the time when people were responsible for themselves and not entitled to
every form of service imaginable?Government running our lives is not
the answer, no matter how many old men and drummers think it is.
The second suggestion to adopt Obama care is wrong. 1) Government insurance
(Medicare or Medicaid) does not pay well. 2)The people that have used the ER in
the past will see they cannot get in to see a doctor right away (see # 1)and
because of the sudden influx of patients there will be a delay and so they will
go to the ER but this time they have insurance but we all are paying for it.
The ER bill will be huge. 3) Costs will skyrocket as more of the folks hit the
ER. 4) Increasing the number of physicians will take many years, probably 10
-15 years especially if the quality is to be maintained. Simply letting anyone
into med school will not work. There is still undergraduate school and the
weeding out that takes place there. There are classrooms to be built, residency
programs need to expand (which costs money). This was not thought out and
is/and will be a disaster. So if #2 is wrong the other suggestions are at best
questionable in their efficacy.
Have a relative (trying not to identify) working for the health exchanges in an
eastern state. They are absolutely appalled at the level of corruption and
awarding of contracts to relatives who have no experience in what they are going
to have to handle. And this is one state! Things are best handled on the
local level where it can be more easily fized!