Musing on the current state of the health care debate–
There is an inherent conflict between the for-profit interest and the best quality patient care.
Medical insurance as part of the health care product generally detracts from the quality of the product, especially if the consumer becomes sick.
The insurance industry has written the current health care reform bills in Congress.
People can bank on the fact that the insurance industry did not write the health care reform bills in the public interest.
So it seems that President Obama’s mandate to keep private insurance as part of the equation because it is such a significant part of the economy is another bailout, a homage to “Too Big To Fail,” and a massive big business welfare plan in the making.
This leaves the poor and the sick in the same position they are now…at the mercy of the insurance industry.
The pitiful public option that will jump and/or has jumped on the coattails of these bills will be the dumping ground for insurance industry cast offs.
And under these conditions, a public option cannot succeed.
I wanna be wrong; so, please feel free to chime in…