How come Americans so worked up about health care change? Statements such as “don’t touch my Medicare” or “everyone needs to have access to state of the skill health care no matter cost” are in my view uninformed and visceral answers that indicate a poor comprehension of our health health care system’s history, its current and future resources and the funding challenges that America faces going forwards. While we all ponder how the health health care system has reached what some make reference to as a crisis stage. Let’s try to take some of the emotion out of the debate by in short , examining how medical in this country emerged and just how that has formed our thinking and culture about health care. With that as a foundation discussing look at the positives and negatives of the Obama government medical care reform proposals and let’s look at the concepts put forth by the Republicans? Spring of Life Health Spa
Access to cutting edge health care services is something we can all agree would be a positive thing for this country. Experiencing a critical illness is one of life’s major challenges also to face it without the ways to pay for it is absolutely frightening. But as we shall see, even as we know the facts, we will see that reaching this goal will not be easy without our individual contributions.
These are the topics I will touch onto try to make some sense out of what is happening to American health care and things we can personally decide to try make things better.
A current history of American health care – what has driven the expense so high?
Key elements of the Obama health care plan
The Republican view of health care – free market competition
Universal gain access to state of the art health care – a worthy goal but is not easy to achieve
what do we do?
Initially, let’s get a little historical perspective on North american health care. This is not can be an exhausted look into that history but it will provide us with an appreciation of how the care system and our expectations for it developed. What went costs higher and higher?
To begin with, let’s turn to the American civil battle. In that war, out dated tactics and the combat inflicted by modern tools of the era merged to cause ghastly results. Not generally known is that almost all of the fatalities on both sides of that war were not the result of real combat but to what happened after a battlefield wound was inflicted. To commence with, evacuation of the wounded moved at a snail’s pace which caused severe delays for the wounded. Secondly, many wounds were subjected to wound care, related surgical procedures and/or amputations of the afflicted limbs and this often led to the starting point of massive infection. Thus you might survive a battle wound only to die as a consequence of medical care providers who although well-intentioned, their interventions were often quite lethal. High death tolls can be ascribed to every day sicknesses and diseases in a time when no antibiotics existed. In total something such as 600, 000 fatalities occurred from all triggers, over 2% of the U. S. population at the time!