In 2008 I thought President Obama was the real deal.
I thought he cared about Americans and cared about repairing the healthcare system. I wrote six letters to him giving him suggestions on how to repair the healthcare system.
Then, I realized he was not interested in the improved delivery of healthcare to all Americans. He was interested in the central government controlling the healthcare system in order to control the people and limit their freedoms.
Obamacare was the answer to his goal. Most physicians did not agree with his plan. Many felt powerless to object. Many felt they should go along to get along.
Many in the healthcare industry figured that greater government involvement in healthcare financing would lead to its economic benefit.
Everyone has been deceived. Everyone is starting to believe that government managed healthcare leading to a better healthcare for all and a better healthcare system is a myth.
In my letters I tried to explain this to President-elect Obama. My explanation fell on deaf ears.
Dear President Obama Part 1
Dear President Obama Part 2
Dear President Obama Part 3
Dear President Obama Part 4
Dear President Obama Part 5
Dear President Obama Part 6
Over the last seven and a half years I have developed a simple but effective consumer driven healthcare system that should replace Obamacare after it is repealed.
Obamacare is missing the major ingredient necessary to create creating a successful healthcare system.
The healthcare system must be market driven, with consumers being responsible for their healthcare and healthcare dollars. The tool that will accomplish this is my Ideal Medical Saving Account. Please include reading the article My Ideal Medical Savings Account Is Democratic! among all the articles in the group explaining My Ideal Medical Savings Accounts.
The Republicans in the House got many things right in its legislation to replace Obamacare. However they have left out the three most important elements necessary to Repair the Healthcare System.
The first is the revival of the physician/patients relationship.
Consumers must control their health and their healthcare dollars. America must have a consumer driven healthcare system.
Consumers can be taught to drive the healthcare system though public service education.
Consumers must be taught through public service education to change their eating and exercising habits. The emphasis must be on the health dangers of obesity and its development.
Secondly, consumers must be given financial incentives as outlined by my Ideal Medical Savings Accounts to control their own health and have access to available care available in necessary.
Third, there must be significant tort reform included in the replacement of Obamacare.
If the Republicans simply send you the bill they have passed in the house and you sign it you will have an impending disaster as large as Obamacare.
If you include my suggestions in your bill, you would excite consumers and physicians. All the people who have been hurt by the failures of Obamacare will cheer you.
The repeal of Obamacare is vital. It should only be replaced with a consumer driven healthcare system that I have outlined. It will be economically sustainable. It would win over all conservatives and independents. It would even make progressives rethink their ideology.
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