August 4th, 2009 – Let’s hope that our elected officials do what is in the public’s best interest, rather than stooping to a massive government power grab. We don’t need government to take over health care, but the public does need better regulation of the insurance industry to offer care to all regardless of pre-existing conditions and improve insurance plan portability to increase competition to control prices.
Then the government needs to regulate the health services sector to improve price visibility for services rendered and reduce waste. With price visibility consumers will actually have some idea of what things cost and can be wiser consumers. Doctors and hospitals’ compensation should be tied to patient health, rather how many things they can diagnose us with and the number of tests ordered.
That’s it. Short and sweet.