More Political War Games In Our Healthcare
Everyone I have talked to agrees that healthcare has become politicized — but what can we do about it?
It does not matter whether healthcare is a right or a privilege.
All that matters is that being healthy is a right, and uniting around that idea. The individual has a basic right to personalized medicine, and should demand better healthcare for all — and it does not have to be delivered necessarily at the expense of other taxpayers, insurance providers or charities.
Healthcare must be delivered without monopolies, without politics and without corporate influence. It must promote patient and physician empowerment, with the support of other stakeholders. Healthcare should be profitable for everyone.
Today’s healthcare model is in danger of going fascist, because it only takes care of the majority. It discriminates against the poor. The rich face another kind of discrimination.
The current system benefits the middlemen, not the actual stakeholders.
It includes profiling based on ethnicity, socioeconomics, geography and other categories. Good healthcare delivery is health maintenance utilizing and taking into account all socioeconomic, emotional, physical, biologic, genetic and environmental factors personalized for every individual.
Personalized medicine is a must. But in order to get there, we need to make a slow transition. In order to implement true quality healthcare for everyone, we need to define expectations first within a community, then broaden out the scope with transparency, accountability, fair exposure and opportunity and distribution of market via accessibility and education.
The government and political s role must be focused on assuring these criteria regardless of party affiliation. Monopolies must be discouraged by the government, any social resources must be utilized evenly across the board for everyone — not to create more mandates and micromanagement but to oversee the fair distribution of healthcare to all, at the individual level.
Whether we should implement a single-payer or free-market model should be decided by the community. Every individual has the right to free choice. No corporation or politician should have the right to dictate the rules to a community that is located half way across the world even though they are considered to be the same country.
The healthcare debate — in all aspects — should not be a political campaign issue if healthcare is considered a fundamental right.
Healthcare is a right and healthcare is a mission. Healthcare coverage is a privilege. Technology, innovation and strategy are the tools to create a better system.
Healthcare is not complicated, it is the politics behind it that destroys the opportunity to provide quality healthcare for everyone.
- Empower individuals whether they be patients or providers. Ensure equal opportunity, transparency and quality through technology, innovation and strategy
- Abolish monopolies, remove middlemen, open the free market, incentivize individuals financially and create healthy lifestyle competition as well as quality healthcare delivery by providers.
- Enable all stakeholders work in one single unit as option provider rather than competitors and monopolizes
- Healthcare policy should be as simple as providing these last solutions rather than creating arm-twisting mandates and regulations.