What’s Next for U.S. Healthcare?

What’s Next for U.S. Healthcare?

What’s Next for U.S. Healthcare? With the divisive presidential election behind us, it’s time to start looking ahead to what’s next for healthcare. As we con…

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Sandra Lourido says:

Hospitals and Insurance companies do not want transparency because then they can’t continue to screw the consumer. Doctors and Nurses must bind together and stop the unethical practices pushed by Corporate decision makers. Now the trend is to push patients out of the hospital stable or not to a lower level of care; without taking into consideration that post acute settings are not properly prepared in skill and staffing to handle it. Why not just obey the simple “First do no harm” principle.

FiberMania says:

That said, I believe that Brownlee and the others who are writing about waste, fraud and abuse in the healthcare industry are doing fantastic work.

FiberMania says:

I do believe that we have a moral obligation to tend to the sick that cannot afford care. However, Shannon Brownlee should become better informed about WHY the Second Amendment exists and examine why there is such an unwillingness in this country to harshly punish criminals who use guns during their crimes. If not for the presence of guns in the hands of the American people, Shannon Brownlee nor anyone else would be free to live their lives as they wish or have any other rights whatsoever.

Nyquirk says:

Finally found another intelligent corner of youtube!!

TruthInjector says:

1930s to 1940s/50s our health care spending as a percentage of our total spending was just about 3%- we had great health care outcomes as compared to the rest of the world. As health care has gone from one centered upon care of the individual to one centered upon sucking the lifeblood out of the entire nation we now see health care consuming over 20% of the US economy and growing. Health care outcomes in the US have fallen to bottom of the barrel- private insurance death panels kill by denial.

TruthInjector says:

Dr. Makary made a false statement- he said the US healthcare industry is 1/5 of the US economy- that is not true. The healthcare industry is consuming 1/5 of our national wealth because of the underlying inelasticity of demand inherant in our need to get surgeries and medical services. What we see is an industry that is consuming far more wealth than it is generating in real value- healthcare in the US is a hyper-corporatist conspiracy that is stealing from all other industries/peoples.

TruthInjector says:

There are cures for cancer that cannot be patented and would save vast numbers of people from certain death all of which are blocked by a corporatist conspiracy of oligopolistic healthcare and Congress and other governments. They would lose hundreds of billions in fees they make from deadly and harmful cancer treatments if they allowed natural and extremely effective cancer cures to be generally utilized.

The acid test of a healthy free market is “do costs go down and quality up” as a product.

TruthInjector says:

Nearly 100% of doctors and nurses, who serve in the real world of medince daily, support a single-payer based insurance system. Everyone gets robust healthcare. We would not tolerate a for profit police service or a for profit court system due to countless problems that free market would create a nightmare end product. Healthcare is even worse- we have cures of all kinds including cancer being blocked because they can’t make profit from them- whilst extremely profiitable drugs are killing people

TruthInjector says:

We must supplant these corporate owned money pits with topflight hospitals with no billing dept– lower costs- no stockholder(who have gone from taking a fraction of a percent of medicine to a situation where the Congress is begging them to take less than 20%) and no profit. This changes everything economically and ends up with a hospital focused on treating and curing patients with the best care available. Corporate owned hospitals are often death machines- high mortality rates.

TruthInjector says:

With the absense of a right to keep and bear arms we have this nasty tendency for criminal elements to take power and impose a fascist state- hence this right is vital to all other rights- for us to have a hope of having rights whatsoever.

The problem of cost is ignored. The problem that a total free market in medicine leads to things like cures for cancer being blocked from deployment. We have a healthcare system that is consuming increasing percentages of our wealth- a corporatist nightmare.

rickbar123 says:

One last thing- Tell the industry CEOs to go and do their pissing and moaning over at the US Chamber of Commerce. Maybe Tom D. can find them a job when the hospitals close.

rickbar123 says:

Look on the bright side !!! Wall Street got filthy rich. You people up on stage make me sick. Rickbar123- Bedside RN 17 years.

rickbar123 says:

The hospital CEOs should look into the supply closets. Look at all the supplies in the closet that come from low wage China. Are workers from China filling America’s hospital beds along with good insurance ??? No, they are not. So we fuck labor in America so the Wall Streeters, Banksters and Hedge funders can suck the country dry. Now we cry because our system is about to tank. What did ya think was going to happen when strip a work force of good wage ???

rickbar123 says:

BooHoo !!! Is the medical industry upset the cash is drying up ??? Look at America’s anti-labor history. We send good paying 65k/y jobs with great benefits to low wage countries for the sake of the almighty buck. We replace those jobs with 19k/y and no benefits jobs. A worker that makes 65k pays taxes on 65kand that pays for our Medicare. Lets face it, those making the big bucks off of the low wage imports pay real low taxes with no tariffs.

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