Originally Posted by chiefst2000
If you had the nicest house in your neighborhood and your boiler broke would you then tear down the house and build a new one? The Us healthcare system is the highest quality of care in the world. Why would anyone want to throw it out and start from scratch? Yes the boiler is busted, there are some problems that need to be addressed. Tort reform, portability, competition across state lines and a system in which small businesses could bundle together and purchase insurance at similar rates to large corporations would be a great start. Allowing medicaid money to be used by the states to create free clinics to alleviate the expense of people crowding emergency rooms for basic care would be a solid move as well. This stuff isn't that complicated. Those fixes cost nothing.
If they would only consult with doctors and nurses and hospital administrators rather than lawyers and lobbyists.