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Firewall.

Friday, 24 July, 2009

Those in favor of establishing twentieth-century health care in the United States do not have a frame which makes this issue plain to the common citizen. Here is your frame:

The health insurance industry acts as a firewall between people and their doctors. The negotiation of health care must be not remain an option. The hoops through which one must jump must disappear. The more quickly the firewall can be removed the better. Instead of a system which is designed to prevent care, we must move to a system designed to provide care.

No one who has wrestled with the system, whether following treatment or wrangling the system to find contact information for an acceptable provider, can argue the point.

The health insurance industry acts as a firewall between people and their doctors.

Instead of a system which is designed to prevent care, we must move to a system designed to provide care.

That’s the mantra. I really don’t want to hear from industry people or state workers about how great their plans are. Yours is not a common experience. I already know the argument a single-payer system will be billions cheaper than what we have now to “the taxpayer” is lost without regard to the facts.

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