Health Care and Democrats
All Americans should be required to carry health insurance? Excuse me? Government-run health care? Hopefully you are all keeping yourselves updated with the latest news.
As a health care provider, I agree that changes need to be made. Being forthright with our patients is key- transparency of costs, knowledge of available options, and determining the best provider based on outcomes measures.
The beauty of the United States is the free-will and constitutional right every citizen has to make individual decisions. By putting requirements such as forcing citizens to carry health insurance, or a government-based health care system, we are taking away a small part of our rights as American citizens.
If everyone has health insurance, what's the point? A MRI scan should cost the same regardless of the person, regardless if they are in-network or out-of-network. Common sense.
For the average person, health insurance companies are complicated and difficult to work with. Finding answers to questions nearly requires persistence in knowing which questions to ask and who to ask them to. Simplifying this process should be a priority.
It will be interesting to see how this all unfolds. I'm glad I don't have the job of finding a solution that will work for an entire country.