Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
The healthcare system is broken. Repairing The Healthcare System was created to make suggestions to congress and interested parties on ways to repair the healthcare system.
During a contemplative moment, it dawned on me that congress, over the last 60 years, through laws and regulations, has broken the healthcare system.
Medical care should be between patients and physicians. It should not be between congress and powerful vested interests with patients and physicians being marginalized.
It dawned on me that congress is broken. Congress needs to be repaired before the dysfunctional institutions in America can be repaired. Congress men and women should be working for the people and not for themselves.
I received the following email the other day. The Congressional Reform Act Of 2010 is almost perfect.
Congressional Reform Act Of 2010
1. Term Limits.
12 years only, one of the possible options below..
A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms
2. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when
they are out of office.
3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social
Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social
Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.. Congressional
pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in
the same health care system as the American people.
7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American
8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.
Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and
back to work.
If you agree with the Congressional Reform Act Of 2010, pass it on. People have to demand that our congressional delegates work for us and not themselves.