Sunday, April 22, 2012
We Need A Health Care Reform Bill
I Posted this on Sermo, a physician discussion web site, Nov. 29, 2010, still pertinent today. In my opinion, both political parties have it wrong, we need a health care reform bill not an insurance reform bill. Isn't it time for physicians to tell the Congress and the American public that given the right tools, we can provide excellent care for all Americans costing about 15% of gross domestic product versus today's 18%. This would require a retro-fit of our medical culture, good histories, good physicals, less reliance on technology, adequate payment for a 30 minute visit and significant changes at the Congressional level. I believe we must offer the nation a viable alternative for our message to be heard.
Posted by Dr. Kenneth Fisher