We all know the US healthcare system is breaking down due to a lack of access and skyrocketing high drug prices.
Democrats are spending their time arguing who cares about the health and who is the most enthusiastic in wanting to offer health coverage to Americans instead of actually addressing the ongoing issue of limited access and skyrocketing prices.
In fact, over the last few decades, American’s wellbeing has steadily declined. Our physical, mental and social health is going nowhere. American life expectancy is down. Suicides rates are going up. The mortality rate has been increasing. Many people do not get medical attention because half of the population is either insured or under-insured. The cases of surprise medical bills increase.
The ongoing healthcare crisis is probably one of the deadliest symptoms of the nation. Unfortunately, many Americans have been dying from diseases that are preventable and curable.
In the meantime, businesses are booming, with reports suggesting that healthcare sector profits would increase by more than $500 billion by the end of 2020. Some healthcare sector groups are even using their profits to start campaigns against ‘Medicare for All’ with misleading information. In short, they are opposing it just for profits.
As people, we believe that healthcare is a human right. So, we all want to ensure there is access to medical care and affordable coverage. We know our healthcare system is broken and we spend more money on healthcare. However, we are spending too much time arguing over the differences between Medicare for All and Obamacare expansion instead of focusing on the bigger problems.
If we start thinking about ourselves as humans first, we can win the battle. And this can be done when healthcare is considered a human right.
According to a survey, more than 70 percent of Americans are in favor of a system that would guarantee healthcare as a right.
It is high time to focus on how to bring the costs of the drugs down and how to provide access to healthcare by solving the ongoing problems that have plagued the US healthcare system.
We need to control the cost of prescription drugs by negotiating drug prices and using international reference pricing. We need to invest in technologies to make medical services function efficiently; change the incentive structure by providing flexibility to medical providers and increasing the supply of practitioners; shift our focus on educating ourselves in preventative care and end-of-life care options. Working together on a problem is important now.