We hear all day long about what the President is proposing and what will actually happen with health care reform. So, what is the real issue? The real issue is that Health Care costs in America have grown faster than the average salary of the average working American. If health care cost continues to rise, employers will be unable to provide any benefits and more and more Americans will lose their health care benefits. And, what about the uninsured. For every uninsured American, every insured American is paying more and more for health care costs.
In American the Health Care Insurance Industry is strong. They certainly do not what reform. Why would they, combined the Health Care Industry has over 3.3 Trillion Dollars invested in assets. This means that the Health Care Insurance Industry as a whole has more money and a greater GDP than all nations combined beside the US and Japan. The Health Care Insurance Industry is not hurting? So, who is? The large Pharmaceutical Industry? No, neither industry is showing losses in fact both industries are showing record profits. Yet, more and more Americans are without coverage, more and more Americans cannot get coverage, because of pre-existing causes and more and more Americans are declaring bankruptcy because of health care bills?
So what is really going on? What is really going on is that the controlling interests in Washington, the lobbyist for the Insurance Industry and the large Pharmaceutical Industries are lobbying hard to prevent reform. Neither wants to see the Government attempt to compete and attempt to lower the costs to the consumers.
Who represents your interests? Well that is hard to determine. We are a country of 300 million Americans, of those 300 million nearly 1/6 have no coverage. The expense of that is off set to each of us, because we pay higher premiums, higher deductibles and larger and large co-payments due to the inability of those uninsured to find affordable health care. What are our elected officials in Washington doing? Well, not much. If 80% of all elected officials take money from both the insurance industry and the pharmaceutical industry, why would any elected official vote to lower their profits and have the government pass legislation that would offer a "Public Option".
The Public Option is what the President was elected on. He stressed the need to have a "Public Option" for all uninsured Americans, a plan that would compete with the private insurance industry, and would essentially offer competition and lower health care costs for all Americans. Isn't that something that sounds good to all Americans? Of course it does, but the President is being pushed by his own party, because whether you are a democrat or republican most politicians are taking donations from both the Insurance Industry and the large Pharmaceutical Industry. Certainly, they must be protecting someone's interest? They are. They are protecting their own hides and their ability to be re-elected the next cycle.
Change. Yes, the majority of Americans voted for change. But, the reality is that until the day comes when 40 Million Americans without health care coverage are marching on Washington, the chances for real health care reform are slim. We are a country of 300 Million Americans, yet 100 Senators and 435 House of Representative leaders are not really looking out for the average American, if they were they would be calling for a Public Option that would compete and offer affordable health care for all. Did the President misjudge his own party and their willingness to do what is right for all Americans? You can decide.
Until the American people wake up to the real issues and demand real change and real reform, the special interests and the large Insurance Industries and large Pharmaceutical Industries will continue to really control those in Washington that are supposed to represent all of us.
We the People. A Government of the People, for the People" was the foundation of our Democracy. What we the people are seeing once again, is a government controlled by special interests and representatives that are not representative of the people but are more representative of their own interests. The interest to retain power and retain office. Change? If this was the change we all voted for, the joke is on us. Dr. T
Time to March on Washington and demand real health care reform.
Dr. Tyler Nelson on Health Care ReformWritten by Dr. Tyler Nelson
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 13:54