Proving the recent studies that say Cuba and other countries have better health care than the US, another international leader, the Saudi King, has traveled internationally for health care.
To Cuba? To the UK? France? Canada? Netherlands?
No. To the United States.
The problems with health care isn’t the treatment – we’ve got the best treatment in the world. Otherwise, perhaps the Saudi King, Canadian officials, and others, would perhaps stay in their own countries or head to Cuba.
The problems have been cost and an entitlement attitude of a large group of citizens.
Cost is high because of a few factors:
- Cost of compliance with government regulation.
- Cost of excess treatment to attempt to prevent frivolous lawsuits from being filed.
- Cost of malpractice insurance and/or legal expenses to fight frivolous lawsuits that have been filed and which benefit trial lawyers (aka Democrat congressmen) more than anyone.
The entitlement attitude is not just among those on government healthcare. If the middle class didn’t feel entitled, we wouldn’t all be in so much debt, having “bought” things we cannot afford. What many Americans expect:
- Someone else should pay for the health consequences of my behavior.
- Someone else should pay for the elective treatments I receive.
- Someone else should take financial care of my family and parents.
- I deserve to keep the money I make for my work. Doctors that provide treatment and insurance employees that ensure it’s as affordable as possible do not deserve to be paid for their work.
The Obama-Pelosi-Reid health plan does a few things to ensure all the problems get worse:
- Dramatic increases in government regulation are raising the cost of health care.
- Purposeful ignorance of the frivolous lawsuits has empowered trial lawyers (Democrat congressmen) to continue to file even more frivolous lawsuits which is raising the cost of health care.
- Adults up to 26 years old have been told that legally they are not needing to be responsible for their own health care.
- Everyone has been told that pre-existing conditions, often the result of behavioral choices are not their responsibility and someone else will pay for them.
The costs continue to rise, and the entitlement attitude is being encouraged.
The Obama-Pelosi-Reid health care plan has successfully made the two main aspects of the problem worse.