President Obama has said that there are hundreds of billions of dollars of waste and corruption within Medicare and Medicaid, which drives up the cost of medical care and insurance for all of us. I was kinda hoping that our government would do something that would benefit all of us and lower costs to all of us by attacking waste and corruption, but alas, that hasn't been addressed.
Taxes will be going up significantly for companies and individuals, and at the same time Medicare fees to doctors and hospitals will be cut. This will mean that doctors and hospitals will make more money by processing more patients with less time, doing more unnecessary tests; but rendering less care and evaluation, which will especially hurt those with more complicated health problems.
All one has to do is read all of the many posts on CureZone to notice that many, under the current health care system, are suffering daily from health problems for which they are not getting answers or sufficient care. This can only get worse as our Doctors and Hospitals dole out their time to more patients at lower reimbursement fees from the government, making doctors less willing to spend enough time evaluating and solving our health problems!
At the same the, the hundreds of billions of dollars in recognized waste and corruption will only get worse if no one does anything about it.
Sad state of affairs, isn't it!?
They've got a National Healthcare System (NHS) in England, where medical and dental care is free to all!