The comment below was a
standout. It represents a total disregard for historical understanding of what
made the healthcare system totally dysfunctional.
It is obvious from the
comment that this individual has not gone to any of my links in the blog nor
has he been a long time reader. I suggest he read the letters I sent to
President Obama at the time after his first election.
I could not open the link this reader sent. He goes on to say,
“ Take Some Responsibility for this Healthcare
Mess. Stop Crying and Placing Blame on those searching for Workable
Options to Fix What You Proudly Created. Please share this with your
readers. Stop being so one-sided.
The dysfunction in the healthcare system started in 1965 with
the passage of Medicare.
Every subsequent government regulation was followed by a more
expensive reaction to the regulation by the stakeholders.
Life was simple pre
1965. The healthcare social contract was between the patient and the physician.
Personal Care – The Physician Knew Me And
The Healthcare System Was Efficient – Consumer
It Was Adequate for 90% of Medical Problems
It Was Democratic
– Rich & Poor
Lifespan / Expectancy – Short
Many Illnesses- Lack of Technology
Body of Knowledge- Limited Treatments And Drugs
Patients made their own healthcare decisions. Patients and
physicians had positive relationships.
This positive patient/physicians relationship is 50% of the therapeutic
As the medical knowledge base increased more money was pumped
into the healthcare system thanks to Medicare. Secondary stakeholders were
needed to deal with the increase in money and complexity. Soon these secondary
stakeholders began to dominate the healthcare system.
Secondary stakeholders have disrupted Patient/physician
relationships. These stakeholders have created large barriers between
physicians and patients.
Both patients and physicians have become commodities. In its
present form, the healthcare system, as it has grown in complexity and expense
has precipitously diminished physicians’ control over his medical care and his
ability to apply his medical judgment.
Obamacare is adding more layers of complexity to the healthcare system
to an already dysfunctional healthcare system.
Obamacare will be difficult to execute and impossible to
When the reader says, “Stop Crying and
Placing Blame on those searching for Workable Options to Fix What You Proudly
I am not crying. I am sad for patients and their
future medical care within the Obamacare healthcare system.
I am trying to get consumers to see the inevitable.
Past evidence has proven that when government
controls and operates any systems the actions proposed are unworkable and unenforceable.
The result is great costs and more inefficiency.