Health care is not the governments job, but forcing business to keep its workers
out of poverty is his job. Better wages gives individuals the ability to be
responsible and care for themselves. Spread the trillion dollar wealth of
business with its employees and their human needs. Herbert and the
DN is telling the wrong group about responsibility. He must go to business and
make them show some accountability to their employees to have a healthy life.Raising taxes on the poor only gives business more profit to pocket.
"Christensen said that instead of expecting hospitals to become cheaper or
clinicians to take a pay cut, technological options should be presented in
lower-cost settings, such as out-patient clinics." Huh? Christensen is
saying in essence there is no market solution to the health care mess because
the providers won't accept falling prices. This is market failure. So we
should have surgery in strip malls or converted warehouses? Without something
like "Obamacare" health care quality will be stratified, as befits
America's top heavy distribution of wealth. After you, Clay.
Whew elevatedlife,You must be the "food police" that we hear
about. Come on over and have some kale with me sometime:)You know what we
are talking about, and it has nothing to do with food.
Quite surprised you all think the government is paying for these conferences. Do
you not understand what registration fees cover? This was a registration
required conference with people who care about finding solutions for Utahns. Honestly, if you want the government to quit "butting in" why
don't you all start doing something to better yourselves? If everyone starts
improving their health, these groups don't have to start creating new policies
and programs. It's not like they sit down and wonder what group to attack today.
It's based on years and years and years of data.Get active and lose
weight...your risk of diabetes and heart disease drops...your consumption of
fruits and vegetables increases...your doctors visits decrease....COSTS GO DOWN.
How come they can't meet at one of the smaller places in town, renting a large
room at a less expensive location?Would that not be a good way to send a
message about conserving, helping the taxpayer, changing the mindset?The
Grand America is a very expensive place!
Innovation.Great.Individual Responsibility.I'm not sure why the citizens of Utah need 500 "change-agents" to
meet at the Grand America to essentially mutually bash President Obama on the
way to telling the rest of us that "you're on your own".Inovative?To meet at the Grand America to rehash the last three
years is hardly inovative.Inovation presupposes meaningful,
affordable solutions."...bashing and rehashing..."Enough, already.
Held at the Grand America Hotel? Cha-ching, your government spending loads of
money to rehash and blame the individual rather than come up with viable
solutions to the ever increasing healthcare costs. The insurance exchange
covers less than 1% of Utahans. I'm not too happy with the plans to have
employers put a "set amount into the exchange". Sounds to me like
that means pay more for your personal healthcare costs while we blame people who
get ill and employers get off paying less than they do now. The real issue
here? Healthcare inflation is outpacing wages. Where are the real solutions
Gov. Herbert? Certainly not at a "vacation"/meeting paid for on the
government credit card.
A low smoking rate in Utah is a big reason for better health here. The second is
that more people are walking 30 minutes or more a day. This latter reduces
cancers, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke and a recent study
indicated 21 times less infection than a control group. It has been shown 3
vegetables and day, 2 servings of fruit, little or no red meat, nuts, whole
grains, beans of all kinds, fish weekly and as you know good turn goes
unpunished so we have to put up with you 14 more years! But if you want to lose
weight too you must walk 60-90 minutes a day or more.
This effort will be observed by a much greater audience than Utah.
A meeting of the leaders, State Health care, and the business world on new ways
to defraud Medicacre, Medicaid, SSA, and the taxpayers of more money to fund the
fraudulent Utah health care system.If it wasn't for Utah defrauding
and lying to tax payers what this state is doing with the funds they get
apportioned from the federal and individuals Medicare, Medicaid, and SSA income
deducted insurance premiums this state health care system would never exist. The
fraudulent program is the redistribution of workers property and insurance
premiums they pay every payday to local hospitals and doctors without any
oversight or federal controls. These private funds are illegally being
distributed for non eligible foreign nationals pirating health care services and
the state paying hospitals and doctors for pirated theft of services. Medicare, Medicaid and SSA benefits are illegally being distributed to people
under the age of eligibility of 62 which is defrauding citizens of their future
retirement programs.The only thing Utah leads in the health care
system in this state and country, is willful theft and fraud.
Lower costs by telling people to eat better. Stop giving pills to people who
weigh 250lbs - give them fruits, vegetables and legumes. Why is this so hard
to understand? I can't afford health insurance because doctors give everyone a
pill. Stop it!!! 51% of Americans take a prescription pill everyday. It's
asinine. If it doesn't decay/spoil, don't eat it. Why are these concepts so
hard to grasp? Lipitor? What a crime to put a 250lbs person on a pill. Give
them a juicer and some kale. How about a peach? That's what they need - not
some crazy drug. They are sick because they are fat. They are fat because they
eat the wrong foods. Change their diet!!!! That's how they will get cured. If
they don't change their food addiction then they will die, so we must help them
change their eating habits. Don't give them pills!! Give them love - give them
knowledge - give them fruits, vegetables and legumes.