Monday, November 23, 2009

Twitter and the health care of concrete

If Mr. Obama attempts to spend us out of this current recession he should consider the past attempts of the other presidents who have attempted this. Franklin Delano’s attempt was successful. It differed from our Presidents attempt in a very important way. FDR spent his way out of the depression by creating public works projects that moved our country forward by increasing speed of movement, providing more power, and making us healthier. Bridges, Roads, Power Plants, and Dams all have one thing in common. They are made of concrete. The concrete construction of the WPA, TVA and CCC camps had a lasting impact on moving us forward economically. They also were projects that had a set start and finish date. Chris Matthews likes to quote Pat Monahan who said the nice thing about concrete is that it cracks and needs to be built again. I do agree that these types of improvements are not perfect, but the progress has outweighed its cost in the long run.

If the Obama Administration gets its way, then a bureaucracy will be set up that will never end and will never crack. Bureaucrats excel at perpetuating their own existence. In my experience with organizations like the social security system this seems to be their top priority. The health care proposal in its current form could create a system that will sap the life out of the economic engine of growth. In addition if we move the decisions of health care to more uninvolved parties, then bad decisions and even abuse will likely follow.

I am not against health care reform. I applaud the president’s efforts. He has mobilized many people into the political process who at one time did not even vote. It is my desire to take twitter independent activists and unite them into a voice that our president will hear. I do not believe that we can separate treatment protocol in health care from the doctor patient relationship. I do not feel that the public option matters much as long as a bureaucracy of patronage is not created. I believe we must tie the cost of health care to the parties who are profiting from its expansion. This law of reciprocity will create a concrete health care structure. When this structure cracks it can be repaired by the people who are closest to the person in need of treatment.

Twitter activists must unite and independently fight for change that benefits everyone.

Both political parties must shoulder the cost to solve this problem. Republicans must realize that the advertising by pharmaceutical companies must be regulated or banned to limit the insatiable appetite for drugs. This appetite by consumers is driving up the cost of health care. Every time I hear “Ask your doctor” I grab my wallet and wonder how long health care will be affordable. The abuse of pharmaceutical drugs has climbed to an all time high. A coworker of mine was joking with me last week when she invited me to a skittles party. This is a party where everyone comes with their left over pharmaceutical medicine and dumps them into a bowl. The party starts when the guests start popping pills indiscriminately and giggle the night away. Pharmaceutical drugs are rapidly approaching their liability weighing more than their benefit.

Democrats must realize that defensive medicine practices are driving costs up, and causing doctors to leave the profession. Law suits must be capped to reasonable levels where patients assume some risk for agreeing to treatment. I know that the actual law suits are not driving costs up, but many people refuse to look at the horror most health care professional fear of being sued. I realize we must choose to trust a doctor if this is going to work. If we do not trust the doctors then they should be ethically tested and not allowed to practice medicine if they fail. Insurance companies also must be required to spread out risks across the entire population. The insurance companies, Health Maintenance organizations or Medicare should not be calling the shots for treatment protocol. To make decisions one step removed from the process does not usually result in good judgment. It is now time for Twitter users to exercise their own judgment and fight for real change in health care that makes sense.

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