Every week in Saturday's edition of The Daily Press, a Tribune paper, the editor presents a question to which a group of people are asked to respond. I'm honored to be a part of the group. Below is last Saturday's question and my response. A majority of respondents indicated a preference for a single-payer government controlled healthcare system. I surely do not, especially after traveling the world and knowing how people in government-controlled systems are treated vs our system. Simple routine care seems to be done okay, but patients needing serious and intense care face hurdles in waiting time, availability of doctors, shortages of equipment and more. At certain ages, some with life-threatening illnesses get no treatment. I would be one of these latter people in such "universal healthcare" systems. I am a lung transplant recipient and over 55, the cutoff age in such systems.
In any event, the "ACA," as it is inappropriately called is not the answer to improving our system. It will prove to be the opposite.
The "FOREVER MISTAKES" that I refer to were written about a year ago in this blog.
PLEASE GO TO THE UPPER LEFT CORNER OF THE FIRST PAGE THAT COMES UP, ENTER FOREVER MISTAKES, CLICK TO SEARCH, AND SEVERAL WILL APPEAR. OBAMACARE IS NOT YET WRITTEN. Neither is abortion as it now stands, which I will write soon.
DP Buzz, July 13, 2013
Question: Should the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be repealed, amended or replaced...etc?
The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is neither. It's high-cost derived of prejudice and ignorance – payoff to some punishment to others. Should be repealed and redone using analytical problem solving methodology. Won't be! Fools errand to try. Amend if possible. Difficult! A “Forever Mistake” as I blog about.
Joe Mann, PhD
James City County