Doctors, the good people who fix us when we’re hurt, want a single payer type system. It really makes a lot of sense, because doctors take a Hippocratic oath to do their best to help people. Yet the current system of U.S. healthcare does not allow this. They are taking a road tour across the U.S. and will be in Washington D.C. later this week.
They are articulate, smart, and they want to do their job, yet the current U.S. healthcare (rapid-insane-profit-before-people) system does not allow it. I’ve talked to doctors who have expressed outrage at the current system as one doctor said that he was bored as he didn’t have any patients and went into the waiting room and was astounded that it was filled with people, some of whom needed urgent care. So he spent the next 5 hours in the waiting room treating patients. He said that while it was rewarding – since people were really happy to get treated, he understood that the front desk operated as a gateway – by checking insurance and also slowed down the process (sometimes stoped) of getting health care to people that needed it.
From their website https://madashelldoctorstour.com
Mad as Hell
You CAN handle the Truth
“There’s no nice way to say it. The financial cost of health care is killing our citizens, hobbling our economy, crushing small business, and threatening the solvency of our government. In the meantime, the Health Care Industry is spending almost two million dollars a day lobbying Congress and manipulating public opinion to accept “reform” legislation that leaves a vicious, for-profit system intact. The “public option” is a trap. We need real reform that finds immediate savings, controls costs, and accomplishes the moral imperative of true Universal Access. A Single Payer plan is the only real path to a Health Care System that is socially, ethically and fiscally responsible. And yet, our elected officials refuse to even discuss the possibility of a Single Payer plan!
If that doesn’t make you mad, we recommend checking your pulse.”
Call your congress person, blog, talk to people, write the editor and stay healthy!