There is a fix. Turn the project over to six qualified software programmers for 30 days and it WILL be done!
By Jack E. Lohman
HOWEVER, do we really want to fix a poorly conceived system? Even if it ultimately works, it will be catastrophic!
Do we really want to spend billions of dollars fixing a stupid system that does the wrong thing?
ObamaCare is equivalent to building an expressway between New York City and Los Angeles, but first going through Florida and Seattle. All to satisfy the insurance industry Fat Cats that helped contribute $123 million in campaign cash prior to its passing.
It should not be “fixed,” it should be replaced!!!
With Medicare-for-all! Single-payer! Like they have in most other first-world countries!!! And we’d (1) increase jobs, by moving the cost of employee healthcare OFF of employer’s books, and (2) save the country $400 billion in healthcare costs.
Who would pay for it? The same people who are funding healthcare today. All of us. Either through taxes or through increased product prices. But we’d pay ONLY for healthcare and NOT for the insurance middleman, who will go the way of telephone booths.
So, who is standing in the way?
Most assuredly, the politicians on the take. This mutually-corrupt system gets health industry campaign bribes to keep the system broken, because “fixing” it would remove unjustified profits.
Not just corrupt Republicans, but corrupt Democrats too. And even some of our good-government groups, who know that their “cooperation” is expected and “appreciated.” And ideologues that don’t want the government anywhere, not even where their house is burning down.
How to do it?
All the Feds need do is provide the cash, as they do now with Medicare.
Fund the system and then get out of the way. Eliminate the words “65 and older” from the Medicare law, a system that has worked for 50 years. And then leave! Unless they are sick, they cost the system nothing.
Medicare is already 95% private contractors. Private hospitals, clinics and doctors. It’s single-payer with minimal government involvement. And it works!
Open all Medicare regions to bidding from PRIVATE non-profit corporations, with limits on executive salaries of $180K per year (the same as a US Senator) and ban outside income or payments from sub-contract groups or conflicting industries.
The political party that casts aside its stupid objections, and replaces ObamaCare with single payer, will win my vote.