The real enemy is those people in the US receiving welfare for not really working and making six figures while on the welfare system. I am not talking about those poor people in the USA I am talking about the 500 some odd people who were elected to represent us and feel they can not live comfortably on $200k+ a year with full total health care and full pensions when they get out of office. This is the welfare we need to get rid of. Get them off the total free health health care and put them on a national health care like the rest of us and reduce their salaries down to $35,000 a year and I bet a lot of stuff will get fixed correctly very quickly.
Beardsley's Warning to Lawyers: Beware of and eschew pompous prolixity.
Probably, but again, the people with power over that aren't exactly going to be in favor of such a change.
What is ultimately needed is a revolution, an event in which the people make it impossible for these back room deals to continue. And what I am desperately hoping for is that it can be accomplished with simple words.
Edited: daishain on 6th Jul, 2017 - 4:38am
I think that any health care law that will be good for us here in the USA will need to be done with actually health care providers as in doctors and not lawyers. All these people in power are not going to do anything good for the American people at all and will pass something that benefits them more than the American people.
Agreed, the simple fact of the matter is that among developed nations, we're getting very close to paying more than anyone else for worse health care than everyone else.
Tort reform is also necessary, as a huge part of healthcare costs are from litigation insurance that doctors pretty much have to have in today's sue happy system.
Yes and the healthcare insurance company CEOs are raking in the money over peoples insurance just to have health care.
Here's how the revised version of the Senate health care bill would affect you. Senate Republicans' revised proposal to rewrite the Affordable Care Act still significantly reduces spending for Medicaid and cuts subsidies for low- and moderate-income people who buy private insurance. But the latest version released Thursday retains some of the ACA's taxes and allows insurers to offer plans that provide only partial coverage. Here's a look at how the bill, which the Senate could vote on next week, would affect you. Ref. USAToday.
Yet again I wish the Republicans would put politics aside, invite the Democrats into the discussion, invite doctors in to the discussion, and yes, keep the insurance companies in too. All of these groups together could actually fix the ACA and the country would be better off for it. But that will never happen because we live in a politics 24/7 world rather than a roll up your sleeves and fix things world. It used to be that politics was only for about six months every four years and the rest of the time we rolled up our sleeves and worked together… not any longer.
Senate health bill loses critical GOP support, cannot pass as drafted. Two Republican senators announced Monday night that they would vote against the revised Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, leaving Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., without enough support to bring the bill to the floor. McConnell had to scrap an earlier planned vote before the July Fourth recess and redrafted the bill, hoping to lure enough support to pass it with no Democratic votes. He had warned that if the new bill could not pass, he may have to turn to Democrats to work on repairing the existing law. Ref. USAToday.
We break from Donald Trump & Healthcare to share caption from antiquity:
Today is: 16th January (GMT), in history on the 16th of January, 1936 AD the following event happened:
Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as President