Without a successful reform of current escalations in health care
expenditure, the future solvency of the American nation is on the line
— a genuine issue of national security — the stakes couldn’t be
higher. Much of the opposition from the right and profit motivated
stakeholders (insurance companies, pharma, docs (who in private
practice are generally out of touch with the nearly 50 million
uninsured and seem to have difficulty separating a buck from what’s
good for us as a nation).
The opposition is often couched in black and white ideological terms
— which as a marginal political strategy may well have some traction,
but it’s a profound disservice to this most important of national
What we know with certainty, is that the current status quo can’t
continue. Should there not be reform now, the hammer of history will
strike again; likely much, much harder — as we head further into an
exponential expansion of health care related expenditure obligations.
The political spin-meisters would have you believe that there will be
“rationing” under “Obamacare” — in truth, we irrationally ration
massively currently by excluding tens of millions from routine health
care services. The real hope with Obamacare
is that we’ll start “rationing” more rationally; which leads to spending less and getting more and reducing the overall profitability of an otherwise opaque and segmented medical-industrial complex.
And that’s the real fear of the profit motivated stakeholders.
What’s good for America as a whole may well not be good for them. Hush now, they don’t want you to know that!