posted on Sep, 20 2019 @ 02:41 AM
IMO the two top problems with heathcare is this.
number two ... not holding people responsible for their actions.
what i mean is (sad I have to dumb it down for some) things you CHOOSE TO DO (be good or bad) but not accept the consequences of those actions.
you choose (ex) overeat, smoke/vape, not eat as healthy as you can, have more kids than you can afford, choose the latest smart phone over saving for
medical care, ect and EXPECT THE REST OF US to cover you.
I am not referring to things you cannot control happening to you like born with diabetes or despite your best efforts you get cancer. nor true
accidents or emergencies .
but if you choose to be here illegally, you choose to smoke like a chimney , take drugs ,ect you only get basic medical care and pay what you can..
i work my ass off in a dangerous job to get heathcare for my family.. why should I pay again for you to get knocked up multiple times or you choose to
keep smoking after your last heart attack?
but even taking this into account the biggest problem with heath care is this..
not having your rates public / treating heathcare as any other service in the free market..
look if I say want my car engine repaired...
I can go to each mechanic and see what they would charge to fix it for XX problem
now to those saying "your body isnt a machine" you are correct.
but just like my car engine there could be another problem not seen and that would cost extra and we expect that.
same with heathcare.
why is it if say someone needs a hysterectomy. You cant go to each doctor/hospital and get an overall price for the procedure from start to finish.
you get the run around with things like "well depends on what your insurance pays", if your in network, if your doctor practices here, what drugs you
may need, what "tests", and the always "other factors"
never "well if nothing goes wrong" price or worst case price.
hell the only consistent is "what is your insurance" and "you can only stay as long as they say"... with usually trying to kick you out as fast as
the same day surgery centers isnt to save you money.
its to save the insurance money and get as many people as they can in and out for their profit.
even they wont get specific.
to be fair there is some glimmer of change in the diagnostic area.
they are centers trying for customers so they offer some rates on services with insurance companies offering discounts/benefits even cash payouts
(rare) to people who use them.
IMO the first thing they need to do in heath care to reduce costs is MAKE IT MANDATORY they publish a "price list", make it easier for people to see
what the insurance pays for (sometimes its like reading furniture assembly instructions ") and let us SHOP AROUND
bet if everything out in the open and they had to truly compete with each other the prices would drop...