Most of the Affordable Care Act has yet to be put into full force and effect. Shouldn’t we at least try the new system before we conclude it is the worst thing that could possibly happen? If it proves itself to be ineffectual at helping to cure some of the issues with our current health system, then we re-examine the plan and make changes to it.
However, the preceding facts strongly support the thesis that we will not likely achieve a reduction in rising health care costs or better health care outcomes until we also have a predominately government-based health system.
Please, do not be deceived: As indicated by all relevant health care outcomes, our current for-profit health care system is one of the worst and the most expensive, as compared to most modern countries and to even some developing countries.
The evidence also indicates that the cure or the road to recovery for our ill health system, in both better health outcomes and reduced cost, will only happen when our system consists predominately of a government health plan.
Jesse Fuchs, Ph.D., is a professional demographer living in Slaughterville. Fuchs welcomes comments and request for sources at Bacolod1979@yahoo.com.