Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The President and Healthcare Reform
If you click on this link you will be taken to an official site maintained by President Obama supporters that gives you a chance to push for healthcare reform. The current healthcare system is simply terrible. It is not because we lack quality healthcare. Instead we have a system where too many are uninsured or underinsured. We have a system where healthcare costs are rising too fast. We have a system where life and death decisions are made yet we are all mired in a complex maze of paperwork, rules and confusion. One of my clients once said that in her country you are taken care of from cradle to grave. Not here. Change will be difficult. It will require compromise but we must start before we lose control over it. If you are injured at work you usually have one form of insurance coverage. If you get sick at home another. If you are poor there is still another form of coverage. If you are in an auto accident perhaps still another. If on medicare still another. And on and on. Claims may be promptly resolved or take years to resolve. The effort to reform this requires the support of many of us. Please take the time to check into this. This is an issue that will not go away and doing nothing is not a solution.