Time: 30 years ago.
Strategy: Streamline care into business algorithms controlling medical decision-making; eliminate physician time to listen and ask questions disrupting the doctor-patient relationship; computerize information to facilitate their billing and ferret out pre-existing conditions to deny care.
How: Create favorable laws using lobbyists who financially influence politicians; make doctors a commodity and silence their voice dangling contracts.
The goal: Control costs, and put that profit into the pockets of healthcare executives.
Eliminate: Oversight agency penalties; punishment for poor care; and whistleblowing doctors. Make enough profit to cover any adverse losses, like malpractice.
Stay under the radar: Use the media to falsely propagandize high-quality patient care when in reality other advanced nations enjoy statistically better healthcare.
Today: Congratulate self-serving healthcare executives who have lavish salaries, bonuses, and retirement packages.
Consequence for the American people: Decreased life expectancy; rising premiums; increasing drug prices; higher debt and bankruptcy; more insurance “denials”; computer glitches breeding new problems; limited mental health care; and pushing seniors into nursing homes and hospice.
World consensus: Suckers!
The winner: Healthcare business 1, Americans 0.
Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.
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