Surely, they can see the comparisons as well as you. The recent publishing of prices for common procedures across our country, state and city, along with comparisons with other countries, should provide evidence that this system is not sustainable without tremendous wealth redistribution as the middle class is destroyed.
We do not need more insurance company exchanges, etc. We do not need in-party fighting for ever over health care. We do not need continuous finger pointing and “blame gaming” between the various segments of health care providers. We do not need any more scare tactics of “socialized medicine” outcries when changes are proposed that reduce the cost of health care and improve the quality.
We need a direct pay, single-payer system that reduces the administration cost instead of trying to fund an unsustainable system that is reported to take 30 cents of every single $1 spent on health care in waste. We need stiffer penalties for those who defraud the system for a reported $60 billion per year.
We need to put health care back to the basics of doctors helping patients and not let any special interest group or political fund raiser interfere with this fundamental relationship.
Spending over 17 percent of GDP while the majority of industrialized nations spend 8 percent to 12 percent is a recipe for failure.
We certainly do not pay our folks double what is paid in France, Germany, and Japan, etc., and yet we expect to pay double for health care. This is an equation that will not work.
You can fix this problem with your votes or you can watch the middle class evaporate and our country go backwards.
Vote the ones out that are not committed to change. Do it at every opportunity. Just do it! We are seeing daily from every news media the results of trying to fund a system that is just unsustainable with runway cost.