As many watched the Health Care Summit, it became quite obvious that its purpose was to grand stand and posture for political position and control. Washington did not accomplish anything worth reporting except that ‘we the people’ should be concerned. This may be attributed to the fact that most of our representatives do not understand our health care system, the role of each stakeholder, nor the administrative versus clinical aspects. Pennsylvanians must be concerned about what they saw and heard on C-SPAN and the impending use of ‘Reconciliation’ to force through a bad bill.
Philadelphia is a hub of some of the best medical care in the nation. There are multiple leading health care facilities, world renowned physicians, some of the best nursing care, access to the best treatment options, top medical, dental, nursing, and pharmacy schools, all within the state of Pennsylvania. For this reason, there is much Pennsylvanians need to know about health care reform.
Passing anything just to get legislation passed is irresponsible, especially considering that it takes an act of God to undo any piece of legislation, no matter how bad or incompetent it may be. Those who have intimate knowledge of Pennsylvania’s health care system know what works and what is broken, and therefore understand the reasons behind the lack of support for this administration’s health care reform direction. On December 24, 2009, the Senate passed its version of health care reform, which has nothing to do with health or care, but is a means to a government power grab and government control… hence its inability to gain credibility. For this reason, many are asking to start over.
However, a true health care reform expert knows that there is no need to ‘start over’. The only need is to scrap the health care bills currently under consideration, dust off the horrendous HIPAA legislation, and fix what they started over 14 years ago. It is amazing how many forget the purpose of HIPAA, signed in 1996 by Democratic President Bill Clinton and co-sponsored by Ted Kennedy, which was to address Health Insurance Portability and Accountability, Pre-existing Conditions, etc … sound familiar anyone! The “P” in HIPAA stands for ‘Portability’, not Privacy… that was an afterthought.
Remember, addressing 20% of the issues will usually fix 80% of the problems, therefore, dust off HIPAA and get working… no government take-over needed in Pennsylvania!
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