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I am interested to know what is your approach is to health care? More specifically, a discussion or declaration to the core problem with health care as opposed to simply describing the symptoms of the problem. For example: cost and access are often discussed but I find these to be symptoms of a much larger problem and not the problem itself. Discussing only symptoms seems to be like treading water indefinitely.
What do your experts say? If you are currently working in our health care, what are you doing to ameliorate the problem?
Healthy Americans Act, is yet another example of an unworkable and unaffordable solutions. Not even putting lipstick on a pig! Injecting 47 million new customers with unlimited purchasing power into our existing system will only enable current medical providers with assurance that they will be paid. The bill if enacted into law will turn existing modest health care spenders (the uninsured) into well accomplished spenders even voracious health care spenders and compensate(not reimburse) health care providers for this care. We will end up to another problem: a huge system (The PIG) that we cannot afford to feed. We need to focus on stop selling (or buying) so much health care per capita while getting back so little. Build solutions around reducing health care spending, increasing productivity, and reducing waste; and you are on your way to fixing this problem.
But what are your thoughts and feelings around the issue?