Many in America point across the ocean as examples of healthcare for all systems that work. Unfortunately taking a peek at the reality prevails the truth. Finland's universal health care just collapsed their government. They are not alone. Healthcare systems across the developed world have become stressed. I have read recently the model referred to for America is that of Canada. I worked side by side Canadian surgeons who came to practice in America. There was a reason. No matter who they look to, their would be many growing pains.
Politicians running health care? Some say it is better than in the hands of insurance companies — two points on this. If you do not like your insurance, you can change insurance providers. You can report wrongful actions. How are you going to report the government indiscretions?
The second point is our government regulates the healthcare system and always have. If I did not like it when they ran it through the insurance companies, why would I want them running it?
My body my choice have consequences when we put them at the feet of the government and the politicians. Doing such things puts all new meaning to those words. Placing our family choices in the same place is of grave concern.
The healthcare system in America needs addressed. Placing it in the governments hands puts layers of bureaucracy and corporatism.
Why on earth the American people would place the very essence of our health in the hands of politicians is beyond me. They will make promises every election cycle for finances from here on.
Be bold, stand firm and always remain humble,