Reader Opinion: Health care
Every day I hear horror stories of health care costs and can't help but wonder who is getting all of this money. People are being charged $10,000 for one night stays in the hospital. Three thousand dollars for five minute scans in radiology. Drug...
Every day I hear horror stories of health care costs and can't help but wonder who is getting all of this money. People are being charged $10,000 for one night stays in the hospital. Three thousand dollars for five minute scans in radiology. Drugs that cost a dollar to make, selling for hundreds. The list goes on. Always the solution from our political leaders, at least on the left side of the aisle, is to have the government subsidize these costs to keep the price down for you the consumer. Last I heard, the government receives their money from us the taxpayers. Well 70 percent of it anyway. They borrow the rest.
I would like this same benevolent government to ask this question of the health care providers and the insurance companies. Where is all of this money going? It makes no sense. People in Europe and other places are doing this same service for a fraction of the cost, with no change in the quality of the service. They must have their uninsured people, too.
As long as our legislators are being paid to mind their own business when it come to health care costs, by lobbyists from the drug industry, the insurance companies and others, my question will go on answered. As long as we the people are prevented from seeking cheaper options like Canadian drugs and giving the drug companies a strangle hold on pricing, my question will go unanswered. As long as people find the solution to all of this is in making a government that is $20 trillion dollars in debt, subsidize the health care industry my question will go unanswered.