Why does Washington want to make Healthcare more complicated?
The upcoming debate in the Senate on Healthcare will expose the fact that patient rights will be restricted and people who can’t afford to buy health insurance or deem it wasteful because they are healthy will be fined. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to try to fix healthcare with more rules and regulations that create a larger costly bureaucracy in Washington. Having electronic health records is key to reducing healthcare costs. Payer systems will become more competitive and less costly.
If you agree, copy and paste the following letter into an email to your congressman. Go to www.senate.gov to find the website. If you want to send it to President Obama, go to www.whitehouse.gov
When can we expect someone in Congress to be outspoken and speak the truth about healthcare?
We can’t fix healthcare through more regulations. Eliminate existing barriers to accurate health information and get out of the way. The free enterprise system will bring down healthcare costs if state barriers to uniform health history and patient profile information are eliminated.
There should be one standardized electronic reporting system for medical history, patient profile and mortality statistics that all interested parties both public and private medical entities should use to manage patient care. It has to be federally mandated.
A sensible approach that preserves freedom of choice.
- One standardized computerized medical record keeping system.
- Improve nutritional guidelines for healthy food consumption…reduce sugar, fat, and salt in American diet.
- Follow November 23, Business Weeks 10 point plan that can be accomplished without more regulation to reduce healthcare costs. Potential savings $700 billion dollars.
- Crackdown on fraud and abuse
- Develop a healthy workforce
- Coordinate care through family doctors
- Make health a community effort
- Stop infections in hospitals
- Get patients to take their medicine
- Discuss options near end of life
- Use insurance to manage chronic disease
- Let well-informed patients decide.
- Apologize to the patient.
We don’t need fines and mandated patient rules and regulations that hamper freedom of choice. Other countries have gone to state-run healthcare because they don’t know how to fix the system. Are we not smarter than that?
T. Braun, Pharmacist, Buyer, Marketing Executive for a Major Drug Chain. Active for over 45 years in Pharmacy.
Legal Stuff: Disclaimer – This document is informational in nature. Medical advice should be secured through your physician.
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