The health care reform debate is raging in America and has been for as long as I have been paying attention to politics. The entire economy has been socialized and put under heavy control leading to major problems and inefficiencies and costs and then even more socialism proposed as the solution. In this article, we will actually solve the health care crisis by reverse engineering what got us to this point and proposing that it gets fixed. This would start with a full repeal of Obamacare and all other federal government medical entitlements including Medicare and Medicaid. From there we would want to
Health Care Reform: Insurance
The health insurance model should follow the life insurance model. It needs to be highly competitive and individualized in terms of needs. Each person according to their age, family history, genetics and heritage, gender, behavior, etc. should be assessed and allowed to be insured at the rates and deals they want from any company at any place in the country. Competition and discrimination are key to good quality and catered health care. The role of the government is to provide a court system in which contracts must be upheld by the insurance company and all engagements should be treated like a contract.
Health Care Reform: Tort Reform
On top of a ultra corrupt third party paying system without competition and government mandates, is a nationwide system of law suits without penalty. When suing a doctor for malpractice, or a hospital, or system, it needs to be a loser pays system and the payouts must have legal caps keeping the insurance premiums at a reasonable limit.
End the Drug Schedule
Pharmacists should be utterly allowed to control their own pharmacy. It is insane, absolutely insane that drugs have to be prescribed. We are forced to get a prescription which opens us all up and the whole system to a huge and thriving black market, physician fraud as well as state hyper control. For real health care reform we must demand that any drug should be allowed at any pharmacy and all drugs should by law be branded. No such thing as a generic drug, it should be sold by a name only and require full disclosure of each and every ingredient that is in it and how much the dose is.
Abolish the USDA, FDA and DEA
Right there along with ending the drug schedule should be all and any government control and interference in food and drugs. All drugs that are manufactured should see their day against the market. There are always the desperate, the early adopters, the experimenters who quickly tell the rest of the market if the product is good or bad including the value of drugs being branded. All laws in the country should be against any harmful effects of drugs including theft, burglary, reckless driving and child endangerment. They should not be there to control what consenting adults to for recreation. With these regulatory and prosecuting agencies abolished, the cost of medicine would nosedive almost overnight.
End the American Medical Associations Monopoly
Synthesized and patented Allopathic medicine is not the end all in health care reform and health care and by the Rockefellers getting a government mandated monopoly on medicine they were able to restrict medical schools. There should be a ton of medical schools flooding the market with specialized practitioners. There should be pathways right out of college to become surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, etc. without having to go through a very limited availability one size fits all pathway that includes 6 years of generalized work and then specialized work after that. The limitations and pathways of the AMA approved medical schools is the main root cause of major costs in health. Why in the world can a physician get away with making their patients wait in an uncomfortable waiting room for hours to be seen for only a few minutes to be simply prescribed pills? It is a terrible and uncaring system. Ending the monopoly of the medical schools would allow for a flooding of the market and a major drop in costs and a huge improvement in care.
End Occupational Licensing of Health Care Providers
This is not to say that industry organizations with certifications like the ACSM are not important, but what is important to health care reform is that its not a actual government mandate. There should not be this major obstacle to becoming a doctor. Some hospitals may want to do on the job training and hire non licensed individuals who can get trained at their hospital. Licensing boards are there to restrict the supply of practitioners and not the quality of care. They weed out those with the personality and bed side manners and take only the top echelon of thinkers and researchers and put them in a situation they are not meant to do. Occupational licensing sounds great on paper but it often repel those who would be truly great in a practical manner and not so much in a on paper manner!