Healthcare Cost: What Congress and the President Should Do
The good news is there is a lot of discussion in political circles about healthcare. The bad news is our political leaders, on both sides of the aisle, are not discussing the real problem. In Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare, I wrote about the many problems of the American healthcare system, but the number one problem is the cost of the healthcare which is delivered to Americans.
The discussions are about premiums, insurance, deductibles, mandates, and healthcare taxes. These are legitimate topics of discussion, and a lot of adjustment is needed in all these areas, but the real problem is not insurance related cost, but the actual cost of the healthcare. I saw an Ear, Nose, Throat specialist last week. He saw me for less than five minutes. The charge was $460. That is one of millions of examples of the problem. Our healthcare is too costly.
There are many reasons why the cost of our healthcare is so high, and I wrote about them all in Health Attitude. In hopes of getting more people to see the problems, I published an article on LinedIn this week called, “Healthcare Common Sense: What Congress and the President Should Do“. I outlined five of the key problems and solutions to go with them. It is not rocket science. In fact, I think most people who read it will say it is common sense.
Why can’t our political leaders think about common sense? Because they are tied to special interest groups who spend hundreds of millions of dollars to support politicians who make their top priority to get re-elected. The real cost of healthcare is critically important to Americans, but our leaders are not putting us first. The number one problem behind the high cost of healthcare is Congress. I hope my article will have some impact. Please share it with your friends.
Originally published at www.attitudellc.org on March 12, 2017.