Creating a National Health Care Plan

Step 1.

Get congress and federal employees off their private health care plans which are heavily subsidized by American taxpayers. They have a choice of 10 health care plans that provide access to a national network of doctors as well as several HMOs that serve each member’s home state. By contrast 85 percent of private companies offering health coverage provide their employees only one type of plan. Take it, or leave it.

Until we get congress to eat the same dog food they serve us, they will never empathize with the under-insured or those lacking insurance. They will never see the need to read the bills they pass for the rest of the country to live and die by while they enjoy their own enhanced health care package at our expense.

American tax payers spend $15-billion in 2008 to insure 8.5 million federal workers.

Can anyone hear them say “Let them eat cake” like I hear?

Step 2.

Instead of passing bills they never read, maybe we should get our elected officials to dig into the hospital system and investigate $20.00 aspirin tablets or $700.00 per day hospital bed costs.

Step 3.

Next, investigate the pharmaceutical companies and the R&D costs they pass onto consumers to try to recoup those costs inside a 10-year window. Why 10 years? Because that’s the amount of time a drug is on the market before generics can be released.

It’s a way of allowing the pharmaceutical companies to offset those R&D costs.

I know, I know. I’m either investigating them or defending them. It’s a problem.

Step 4.

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The next step

This is a living page, to be frequently updated as time goes by.

Anyone else out there want to add to this?

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