- Posted June 4, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
A Solution To Health Care
I believe I can shed some very real light on the subject. Most people do not know we already have a social medical program in place in the United States of America, and it has been working for over 50 years.
U.S. Military members, retired, national guard, and active duty soldiers as well as their dependents have been getting free health care for over 50 years, and the system works like a dream.
The US Population is over 311,800,000 people right now. If every person were required to pay a health tax of $5.00 per week $1,559,000,000 would be collected every week for insurance payments. multiply that number by 52 weeks and you would get your annual health tax collection.
Not everyone is sick every week, and therefore money would be there for people who did get sick, and to pay the doctors. How many of you wouldn't want health care that covered everything for 20.00 to 25.00 a week? Not many I would say.
Open the military hospitals to everyone and treat everyone the same. If you need an appointment, call the clinic and go see the doctor. If you have an emergency go to the E.R. and be seen then. If you need lab work it is done on the spot, and a doctor tells you what is wrong. Nothing would change, except programs like Medicare and Medicaid would no longer be needed, and everyone could receive a high standard of care.
I was treated by military doctors my whole childhood, and actually got to see doctors faster than I do now with insurance. Anything I needed was provided, and every prescription only cost 3.00 each. Think of the money every American could save by following the military's healthcare program.
Why should congress members get to see the Army doctors when you can't. How is it fair they have better healthcare than most Americans have, and it is being paid for my you John Q. Public? These same congressmen are telling you, "We are going to do away with Medicare, and Medicaid and the republicans are chomping at the bit to see it happen. Why? They see doctors on public dollars.
I say stop trying to fix healthcare, and change it. Build more military hospitals, and open them to the public. If people would rather go to private hospitals, go, but leave those who wish to see military doctors alone.
By building military hospitals all over the place, local economies would recover, unemployment would drop, quality healthcare would rise, and the American people could finally be treated as equals with the people we elect to represent us in Washington.
NO ONE can argue the military hospitals are not good, or the system doesn't work, because it has been in place like I said for over 50 years, and finally healthcare could be affordable to everyone.