This is a busy day for healthcare reform and Brave New Films has released another video discussing the the Public Insurance Option, as mentioned in the President’s speech this week. Healthcare reform is needed and how it is going to end up is still so very much up in the air. In a prior post there’s a group of physicians still working on promoting a single pay system at MadasHellDoctors.com.
One thing for sure is that so many are not happy with the current system and can’t afford it, so doing nothing is not the answer either. However it turns out though it looks like the big profits known by drug and insurance companies are starting to slowly move down the ladder a bit as to provide good healthcare, it’s almost impossible to support the big time costs of both industries who are 2 vital parts of our system. Almost every industry today has taken a hit on earnings and profits today, so is it a matter of just being their turn? I don’t know the answer on that one, but both industries are tied to healthcare at the hip like no others are, so difficult it is when it appears profits tend to be in conflict with providing good care.
The new documentary “Money Driven Medicine” takes a look and talks with doctors on the subject and is well worth watching as the one point made is “if you want profit, do more'”, a good question to ponder. BD
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains what a public option for healthcare coverage really means for working people.