Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Friday, March 24, 2017

Continuing my harping to our "leaders"...

Sent another comment to Mr. Trump:

Please, President Trump - don't insist on fixing that which cannot work, by definition.

The true problem with health care in this country is the US government not enforcing existing anti-trust and racketeering laws flouted by hospitals, insurers, and drug companies. Protectionist laws favoring US drug manufacturers also exacerbate this.

When the CEO of a non-profit health care organization here in the Beloit, Wisconsin area can bring in over eight million dollars in salary and bonuses, something is seriously wrong. I can expect that kind of salary for a CEO in a FOR-profit business - but non=profit? Something stinks to high heaven here.

When a dose of scorpion antivenom is thousands of dollars in Arizona, and about $100.00 in Mexico just a few miles south, someone has profited by custom-made laws protecting their market.

Almost no one would need more than catastrophic and accident insurance coverage if costs were driven by the free market. It is cheaper for an American citizen to fly to Japan and have a walk-in MRI than to have one here. Once the machine is amortized, the only cost is LN2 for the magnet and electricity - not worth thousands per day by any means.

Fix the problem. Lipstick on the Obamacare pig is a waste of lipstick, and will ensure you are a one-term President - if the health industry does not bankrupt America first.

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Chuck Kuecker
Beloit, WI.

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