THE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE CRISIS

If you or your family are feeling any pain from healthcare premiums, deductibles and copays, then you know things are bad with American healthcare. It will get much worse as our population ages, particularly with the large baby boom generation.

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We spend almost twice per person on healthcare than Canada, Western Europe and Japan. They are as healthy as we are if not healthier and live longer. They cover all their citizens too. We are being robbed.

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Almost two out of every ten dollars spent today in the U.S. goes to healthcare.  In ten years we could be spending close to three dollars out of every ten dollars with probably half that being unnecessary.  The U.S. economy cannot afford this.  Rising premiums, copays and deductibles are inevitable. No one is safe.  This includes Medicare. The present system has to go. 

The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare is an expansion of the present wasteful system and still doesn’t cover everyone. We are also being plagued with increasing high deductible policies that are almost like no insurance at all. We must copy from the better systems as soon as possible if our country is to have real affordable healthcare for all.  Our economic future demands that.

The first step is a single payer system similar to the original Medicare without insurance companies.  This would eliminate the expensive menagerie of forms and complicated rules caused by having so many insurance companies. It would allow our hospitals and doctors to still be independent. The government would only collect the premiums and pay them.

This is going to be very difficult to do no matter what most Americans want. The big corporations spend millions of dollars for campaign contributions and lobbyists. They get what they want and we pay for it. Republican conservatives  oppose government involvement in spite of the overwhelming proof that many other countries have been doing it better with single payer systems for decades.

This website will explore our options and how we can achieve them by overcoming the effects of campaign contributions and lobbyists.  Democracy doesn’t work. You have to make it work.


WEBSITE TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRESENT PROBLEMS

How Healthcare is killing our economy

Why American healthcare is so outrageously expensive and inferior

High deductible health insurance

Questions about Obamacare

The Obamacare Pipeline

Obamacare and the Courts

Drug Companies at work #1

Drug Companies at work #2

VA incompetence and/or corruption with drug dating

The U.S. system gets an “F”

Hospital price anarchy and highway robbery

TRENDS

The deterioration of employer paid healthcare insurance

THE DEBATE: WHY REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIVES  ARE WRONG

What good are healthcare insurance companies?

Wait times for medical care in other countries

The VA and our deadly private hospitals

Are Corporations any better than government?

The American Dental Disaster

PREVENTION OF ILLNESS

Laugh your way to health

PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE

WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY

 

  • http://Reorganizehealthcare.com Leftie

    With healtcare costs being double what they have to be we need a discussion on what to do and how to go about it