Healthcare in the United States before and after Obama has been structured for the advantage of Big Pharma and Walls Street. People in America paid $3.8 billion last year for healthcare but they get less than any developing country. The United States has 31% of the people in this country of the 34 most developing countries. The US has 38% of live births, but 60% of all the babies in the 34 developing world who are created and die in their first 24 hours do so in the USA. We do have skilled physicians and nursing staff who are prepared to save lives but the cost is excessively great and the overall results are small.
Of course to provide impressive therapies to enhance wellness and to bring down expenses, we will have to know what works and what does not. We will need a reliable regulating body to analyze all medical methods. At what stages should hypertension and cholesterol levels medicines be administered? Go to Australia and to European countries and to Asia. If their physicians get better results by not providing blood pressure medicines at ‘abnormal’ amounts than their United States alternatives, then insurance providers should not cover medication at those stages. I would let the individual take the medication if he is willing to pay for it himself out of his wallet after being cautioned there is no confirmed advantage, but there are serious adverse reactions. Go down the list of over recommended medicines. Removing 50 percent or more of prescribed medications will significantly enhance wellness and reduce costs.
Of course all these activities should be happening at the same time immediately. It hasn’t been said before, but we need what we would call a Council of Smart Guys who would be intelligent men and women able to think outside the box. The Smart Guys need to be motivated to go through the paperwork making changes. Though we should more formally call them Presidential advisers. The United States has more than 30 thousand government, local and state employees who will avoid extreme change especially when some of the things they do like spying on the community and groping our genital area at air-ports will no longer be permitted. We will need to rearrange government employees to provide better services at reduced expenses.