WARNING THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS FACTS:
I'll begin with the facts:
Health care in quality the US ranks lowest in the industrialized world.
Americans pay 3 times the world average for health care.
The medical industry has not eradicated a disease since polio.
Not all Americans have health care
Currently health care is close to 20% of the US GDP.
1/3 to 1/2 of what Americans pay for healthcare goes to pay for waste and fraud.
The operating costs for Medicare is far less than private insurance.
Obamacare is unconstitutional in that it requires people to obtain health care insurance through private insurers and there are three levels of coverage. That violates the equal protection clause.
The biggest criminal fines in America are against medical corporations.
Millions of American still have no health care insurance.
Obamacare is only marginally better than the chaos and theft it replaced.
The second biggest driver of costs in health care next to corporate fraud is disease. The corporate medical industry has not financial motive to cure anything in fact the medical industry profits highly from treating health care acquired infections which are rampant in American hospitals, defective medical devices, medical errors and adverse drug reactions. If we could eliminate some of the big money diseases such as cancer, artery disease, spine problems, MS, diabetes, and RA not only would we reduce the cost of wellness be eliminating disease we would eliminate opportunities for greedy doctors and corporation from shamelessly exploiting the people who suffer from these diseases.
I propose a non industry agency comprised of medical scientist whose only mission is to cure and eradicate diseases. The US could either share of licence these cure to other friendly countries.
Single Payer by Medicare for Everyone
Private insurance is very expensive and often a scam. Medicare has much lower overhead costs and if a doctor or a hospital tries to defraud Medicare it would be a federal crime. Putting greedy corporate types in prison is never a bad thing.
Having cutting edge cure and treatment based medicine in place of greed based medicine would discourage the millions of Americans who go outside the US for treatment because they would be able to get better treatment in the US and it would encourage foreign patients to come here for treatment and that would be good for the economy.
Federal Licencing of Doctors
All doctors and health care personnel will be held to high standards. If states may have licencing as well.
Free Medical School
American medical schools are in part funded by the medical industry. Students graduating from these schools are poorly trained, overworked as interns and residents and generally of low moral character. American medical schools are in part funded by the medical industry. Tuition is ridiculously high for medical school. In France where health care is number one for quality in the world admission to medical school is based on grades not the money.
Eliminate State Medical Boards
State medical boards are quasi governmental organizations comprised of mostly doctors with an agenda. Even if a medical board strips a bad doctor of his licence he can still be licenced in another state.
Bad Doctors, and the US has 1000's of them should be banned from medicine for life. If Pete Rose can be banned from baseball rottem MD should be banned from medicine.
Government Run Medical Research
Eventually this could be self sustaining. We start by confiscating the wealth of big pharma and it upper management to use to set up government research labs. We deNazify their research scientists they way we deNazified people like Werner von Braun and the other German Nazi rocket scientists. We pay them a a decent wage and get them to tell us about any hidden cures they may have discovered.
When cures are discovered we start curing people.
The average American pays $9000 per capita for health care in the US Medicare would cut that cost by nearly 1/2 leaving with Americans more disposable income. The obscene monetizing of disease and human suffering is immoral and no decent society would ever do it. Health care is more than a right it is a moral responsibility of a society to its people because the cures belong to the people.