Sun Sentinel Broward Edition
Insurance companies big winners in health fight
The biggest beneficiaries of Obamacare are the insurance companies by adding over 10 million new insured citizens with government-subsidized premiums and creating a myriad of new, confusing policies.
Health care is the biggest, and probably the most profitable, business in the U.S. with the most archaic and chaotic business practices. It has always been the insurance bureaucrats who control your health care.
Every health care provider has to deal with too many insurance companies, each with its own rules and regulations. Billing and reimbursements are nightmares with costly overheads to the providers. The providers compensate by “gaming the system” to maximize insurance payments.
We need a low-cost health care system for every citizen, not a very costly and greedy health care business. “If you are sick, go to the doctor and get well” is what we need in this country.
Health care insurance reform alone will not accomplish what we need. The health care business is about 20 percent of the economy. Our goal should be only 8-10 percent of the economy by marginalizing the role of the insurance companies.
It should always be “No one between you and your doctor.”