You know how you solve the health care issue? Make all subsidized health care illegal, make all insurance based health care illegal. Enforce self pay healthcare for everyone. Doctors would now be competing against each other for clients. Prices would reduce, and you would have people more focused on staying healthy and eating correctly and exercising. Every time insurance gets involved, it completely screws things up.
I found that comment on ZH- months ago.
Think of the possibilities. We wouldn’t just eliminate the middleman- we’d eliminate an entire blood sucking industry that wastes 1/3rd of every health care dollar on administrative costs.
We all pay our own way- what a novel idea!
The same thing occurred at colleges and universities in the last 1/4 of the 20th century. The education industry found a middleman, bankers, and greased their way to the highest tuition increases in the history of education. Think about that. That system, just like the health care system, is irretrievably broken.
Middlemen, whether they are health insurance companies or bankers, fuel greed while lining their own pockets. They have no interest in slowing the system down or making it accountable or cost effective. In fact, the higher costs go- the more the middlemen make. They want costs to escalate. They are not bearing the costs directly and thus the higher costs go- the more money they scrape off the top.
Until the systems break. Of course the consumer goes first. Then the system does. The tapeworms always go last, at some point after the host dies.
Wouldn’t you love to hit the reset button on those two industries? I can’t even begin to imagine the possibilities.