- Jun 2012
I sort of agree accessible should be available, including drugs. What should never happen is the accessibility and cost for those who have the healthcare plan they like should not change and should not subsidize the others. My plan went from around $500 before Obamacare to $1800 this year with United Health Care. Obamacare was a bust because of touts how many now have health insurance, not how many can use it because of a $6000 out of pocket.According to whom?
And let's not discuss this in a vacuum. Many addressable factors, such as the absurdly high prices US citizens pay for pharmaceuticals, aren't addressed because the insurance/pharmaceutical lobby is way too strong. Our oligarchs own many members of our government. They are good capitalists, and they seek to maximize profit above all.
Concisely, good healthcare could be delivered far more reasonably.
The surprising thing is that the cost and shifty billing practices by hospitals and pharmacies can be addressed at the state level. There was a federal law that just passed that pharmcies have to disclose the cheapest method of buying a prescription. The pharmacy companies has contractural gags preventing pharmacies from disclosing this to customers.