THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Saturday, October 5, 2013
A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a
cranky old man with absolutely no expertise in the field of health care.As always, opposing opinions are
welcome.They are wrong, but welcome,
and please, no name calling…that means you, you big stupid head!
Healthcare plan finally kicked in on Tuesday.It will not take a week, or a month, or a year to tell if it is a
success or not, it will suck and suck badly.This legislation is 50 million pages long.It was written by 33 committees made up
mostly of politicians and special interest lobbyists.It was passed without a single voter having
read more than a summary of what they think the law said.
Of course it
countries have tried to revise healthcare.Many systems are free.It is hard
to find health care providers in these systems.Free seldom works.I’ll bet rich
people in these countries manage to find health care.
system is expensive as hell. Many people
cannot afford health care.Many people
go to emergency rooms for health care where they cannot be turned down.Getting emergency care for genuine
emergencies can be difficult.Those who
can pay for their health care in our system also pay for those that cannot.
with health care today, that did not exist years ago, is health care can do so
much.Years ago, for many illnesses, the
Doctor just told you how many years or months you had to live.Today Doctors have medicine, machines and
technology that can cure an illness.Curing an illness is expensive.It is way more expensive than telling someone how much time they have to
stay above ground.
health care issue is tremendously complicated.It involves more than just doctors and hospitals and drugs.It involves lawyers, and clergy, and
politicians.To change our current
system to one that is fair and cost effective is impossible.It just cannot be done!
worked in operations on Wall Street, there were many operational changes which
involved multiple firms, from multiple states and multiple countries, with
multiple needs and interests.Getting a
status quo decision as to how best make industry operational changes was
impossible.It could not be done!
And yet Wall
Street did it all the time.How?Regulatory agencies mandated changes.Firms claimed they could not make the changes
and gave multiple reasons why change was impossible.Regulatory agencies said, “Do it, or go out
of business…just find away and do it!”
with no other choice but to find a way or go out of business, all those
multiple firms with multiple interests would find a way and get it done.
This is what
the Obama Care legislation has done.It
has mandated change.It will suck, but
it will be tweaked. Bad ideas will be
culled, good ideas will be expanded and innovative plans and ideas will be
cultivated.The Obama Health Care plan
will suck, but by mandating change, the Health Care system will change and
eventually change for the better.
is going to be painful.There will be
many, many unintended consequences.
We know the
current system sucks.
that given time the Obama plan will suck less.
The preceding was the opinion of a
cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.