Cox is a lawyer. Gov appointing a lawyer to fix health care. Dumb idea.Might as well appoint a plumber to fix an electrical problem.
To "Thomas Jefferson" I am confused by your statement. First you say
that you want to get rid of middlemen in healthcare. Then you want to put the
government in as the middleman in healthcare. You do realize that when the
government is the middleman in healthcare that either costs go down by making
the system worse or else costs go up to support the government empires.If governments were so efficient, why is it that they keep turning things over
the private industry?
"As a side note, I distrust our government more than I distrust my insurance
company to take care of my health..."I find this
thought/attitude beyond foolish.
Neither doctors nor the health care system can fix the social woes causing
health problems in Americans. If patients were required to take more active
responsibility for their healthcare, in the form of increased premiums for
unhealthy behaviors for example, then that would be a bigger impetus for change.
Mr. Jefferson,The article states that only 20 % of our health is actually
effected by the medical industry. Even if single payer would improve it to be
100% perfect in every way, it is still only effecting 20% of our health,
making your claim that the single most helpful thing we can do is go single
payer unlikely. As a side note, I distrust our government more than I
distrust my insurance company to take care of my health...Really, the
single most important thing people can do for their health is to be proactive
about it. Don't wait until you've had a heart attach to eat healthy
and exercise. Don't wait until your mental breakdown to deal with stress.
If you don't know the principles of living healthy, learn them and follow
them, and visit the Dr when you need to.
The one thing we could do to improve healthcare is to rid it of the middleman
leeches who take all the money and provide nothing in return. Its beyond time to
move to a single payer system which covers everyone and cost less like every
other modern country in the world.
Mr Anderson owes employees of Intermountain Healthcare a personal apology for
the disasterous reorganization he orchestrated, which, I am told, is sill a
continuing mess.One only need to peruse Glassdoor to get a flavor of