The result will be that physicians only take on patients with minor illnesses
that have an assured outcome. "Sorry Ms. Jones, but you have a disease that
responds only 50% of the time. Here, let me give you a list of doctors who are
desperate for patients, they may take your problem on."
A single payer system, that puts health care of and for people as the priority
of the system is the answer. Remove the impetus to view each patient strictly
from an outcome or cashflow standpoint entirely.
We already have the system that they are asking for. It is in the hospitals
that are also owned by insurance companies. They are leading the way at cutting
costs through making testing and everything connected through a person's
healthcare needs.Getting the government involved in the system will
do nothing to cut costs. In fact it may make things better because in
government systems you are praised on the number of things you do, and do not
have to account for innefficiencies.
The more doctors are pushed by medicare and others, the more many of them will
simply stop seeing medicare patients. Be careful of unintended consequences.
Many "solutions" actually end up making problems worse, especially in