Is our healthcare system broken?

The American health care system is completely broken. It has become a huge money pit filled with pockets of insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and greedy lawyers. I don’t blame the practitioners or their staff because they do an excellent job even if they do not sleep twice.

7 reasons why the healthcare system is broken?

1. Insurance companies –

From a short-sighted perspective, insurance premiums are a big problem. Because the cost is so high, people who are not part of a large business plan cannot be covered unless they are under 40 and have no family history of health problems. Given the last qualifier, I discount almost everyone. But simply saying that insurance is the problem is the same as saying that inflation is the reason why it is so expensive. You are actually describing the effect of a larger problem system, not the problem itself.

The fix would be to improve communication between providers and insurance companies, reducing wasted testing and leading to longer waiting times between care and approval (which makes health problems worse and more expensive). Paper faxes are used to approve treatments and, sadly, many of these are lost in transit or take days or weeks to process.

As premiums rise again, we need to get insurance companies on the right track so they can die healthy.

2. Physician shortage –

According to the Association of American Medical Colleagues, research shows that there will be a shortage of doctors for American patients over the next 15 years. But what they don’t quote from the article is that number 2 above is the real reason why there is a shortage of people who want to become doctors. If you know someone with a rigorous medical education or experience, you know how hard it can be.

3. Medical advances

We are learning how to treat more and more diseases, and these new treatments are expensive. Once upon a time, if you fell ill, you just died quietly. Now, medical advances aren’t bad, they just cost more in the first few years of launch.

You will now get the $1 million care your insurance provider pays for you. The insurer pays through your nose and passes the cost on to you in the form of higher premiums and co-payments.

4. Ignorance –

Another part of the cost increase is ignorance. It is the simple ignorance of patients or parents going straight to the emergency room for treatment without knowing or even worrying about how to treat them at home.

95 out of 100 times (especially for children), the problem can be solved with drugs available at CVS for $6.99, but instead now costing hundreds of dollars in sorting and doctor fees. As you might expect, many parents are more interested in keeping their children healthy than actually being able to pay for services and not paying for them as a result. They know they can see without money, and that’s all they need to know.

5. The Choice of Death –

I believe that we, as a nation, are spending too much money caring for impoverished patients from recovery, and if euthanasia is permitted under powers of attorney and living wills, euthanasia should be a legal option. I’ve seen too many middle-aged or older adults use their entire savings to support their elderly parents for years beyond the point where it is medically feasible. People with strong feelings about health care have to spend time in intensive care wards and nursing homes, and paralyzed elderly people are tuned into their feces paralyzed as the plant’s mind is no longer constricted and unable to operate the atrophied hand. 

6. McDonald’s –

all fast food for that matter. Some of us eat it every day because it’s cheaper, faster, and easier to get anywhere. This way of thinking about eating food is slowly ruining our country. It increases Americans’ risk of heart disease and other debilitating diseases by causing them to gain weight and become stagnant. The overall effect is that these diseases can be prevented and, if maintained, can lower everyone’s health insurance premiums.

7. Pharmaceutical Companies –

A good example of what Big Pharma is not doing is a drug called Risperdal. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) instructed J&J to stop erroneous marketing claims on three occasions, not once, twice, from 1994 to 2004, the company continued to forbid marketing the drug for unauthorized uses, as a result of their rights known to have been included Business plan.

A 2006 study found that up to two-thirds of Risperdal prescriptions were for unapproved uses with little or no scientific support. To make matters worse, geriatric dementia patients who were prescribed Risperdal for over-the-counter use had a 54% increased risk of dying within the first 12 weeks of taking Risperdal!