Friday, January 9, 2009

Will United States of America ever get Universal Health Care?

Universal Health Care is how the government likes to describe a Socialist environment where all Americans would get FREE Health care including illegal aliens. (Oh I forgot Illegal Aliens already get free health care).

The media loves the concept of Free Health Care and anytime a democrat talks about free health care they rave and talk it up in hopes to gain favor amongst the Americans. However States have tried this on several attempts and not one has ever worked (TennCare (bankrupted hospitals, doctor practices and the state of Tennessee, Hillary Clintons Single-Payer plan (pilot was TennCare), Hawaii Universal Health Care for all children lasted 7 months due to unsufficient funds, San Francisco Medicare for All program was voted down even by democrats because they knew it would bankrupt the City). It's mainly the democrats who attempt to push this jargon on the Amercians with the dream of getting free health insurance. What they don't tell you is that since the government would own the doctors they would also own the right of who got to see them.

Of course something else the democrats don't tell you is that the government can't actually afford to pay the doctors equal or more of what they are currently earning so the middle tier and BEST doctors will leave their practice and do something else.

I found this hilarious You Tube video about what the world would look like if America were to socialize the medical industry. All I can say is thank goodness for Google.

If the video didn't make it clear to you try thinking back to your days at Public High School. How many teachers did you feel were actually qualified to cross-teach you. And of those teachers how many did you actually like listening to. Now think about this with doctors. How many doctors on Government Pay Scales do you think will be good at their jobs?

Let me know what you think about Socializing Health Care or I mean Universal Health Care. As a medical biller how do you think this would affect your job? Do you think you would even have a job as a biller if the government ran the medical industry?

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  1. Socialized medicine= stop fear mongering. Call it what it is- Medicare for all. One set of rules, one set of codes, one place to call with questions. Sure should sound good to a biller!

  2. Hi Ronald,

    I appreciate your comments on this subject (fear mongering ~ such a nasty word). I don't know how American's have become so disillusioned to a 1 source, 1 health insurance, socialistic approach to healthcare.

    If it could actually work I would be 100% in support of it however; I gave you several examples proving how it not only doesn't work but the States went belly up in a very short amount of time trying to pursue it. It's such a disgrace I bet you had never heard of any of these situations because the media doesn't want us to know about it.

    I know for a fact that not too many doctors would be willing or able to work on a Medicare Salary. Plus with Medicare being broke I am sure I won't even get Medicare in the next 30+ years when I retire. I can't imagine Medicare actually covering every person in the United States and the illegal immigrants for health insurance when they can't even afford those retiring and on disability.

    I am sure you aren't aware of this:
    Medical Doctors get reduction in Medicare salary but the democratic Congress recently decided to terminate the Physician scarcity area 5% incentive payment for treating patients in rural areas not close to the doctors because they drive to the patients.

    Doctors were calling and appealing claims because this 5% even though so slight on a claim has such a huge affect on doctors end salary. If they notice a 5% change on Medicare payments how do you think they will respond when the American Government can no longer get backing from China for all of these horrible stimulus plans (and as President Obama just called it a 1 trillion spending plan) and goes bust. Do you really think doctors will work for free or better yet, if they all lived off of 1 source (Medicare) and Congress said: No worries doctors keep working because you know were good for it, just wait until next quarter when we can pass through the funding to print off more money for you.

    It's like investing in the stock market they always tell you to diversify. It's the same in the medical industry. Diversify.

    I could name several other reasons why having a 1 source health insurance program can leave the US crippling but I won't get into that.

    I am really looking for someone who can prove that this works. Where has this ever worked? What country or state has this ever worked in where it covered every person without bankrupting that state or Country? I want solid evidence not just hate mongering.

    Please Ronald supply me with facts that can substantiate your comments! What senator or Congress Rep have you spoken with that has a plan that can make this work? Not just an idea but a plan that can keep our government within budget each year and never, ever put us in debt?