Pete Davis makes a good Case for health care and the process of reconciliation, but in some ways, I seriously believe Everyone is trying to do too much. One of the great fallacies of the Beltway today, whether Republican or Democrats, consists of the Concept legislators can invoke law which will cover every element and circumstance of a human activity like health care. All they interject is a mess of uncomprehensible language no one can understand or follow; the Whole only creating a Cash Cow exploited by every health care Provider without real assistance to the Patients in payment. Study the Proscription D program, where Seniors are finding rising Drug Costs again, though Drug Makers have felt free to raise Drug Prices without loss of Volume of Sales.
There exists two types of political activity: complicated venues which eventually benefits no one, because it has satisfied all special interests to attain passage; and what I call simpleton packages, which are rarely passed because no one can derive much special benefit from the legislative package. It is the old lobbyist demand that their clients gain from every production, otherwise they will support nothing. Legislators, pressured from every direction to get and grant support for their own programs, inevitably surrender to the lobbyist sentiment as the lobbyists understand. This results in Problems always getting worse because of Government supervision of them, rather than any provision for the benefit of the People. It stays that way until lobbyists are again bribed to allow a more functional program.
Health care is a real Case in Point. What We need is a simple health care law which stipulates that every American has the right to two paid Doctor or Clinic Visits per year, fulfilling the avenue of a health checkup with paid machinery examination, and a Doctor’s ability to proscribe Drug usage in the intervening periods without seeing the Patient. The only alternate thing necessary is provision of sufficient Emergency Room Care; obtained by Congress approving a managed system of establishing adequate Emergency room access, while Doctors are legally entailed to provide certain Hours of Emergency room supervision, else they must pay for a qualified Substitute themselves. Such a simpleton solution would possess high capacity for handling almost all medical issues, but what is it chance of surviving the legislative landfill? Right! lgl