This is what the government running something looks like. It’s pension workers, bureacracy, and Windows 95.
And there continues to be all this talk about single payer, and universal coverage, and big government in health care. I don’t think people stand back and think:
What does the government run well?
How does the USPS compare to FedEx?
We don’t need government running health care. We need transparency. We need payment based on quality medicine, not quantity medicine. We need patients to be real consumers, like they are when they’re purchasing Lasik or enhanced breasts, or buying a plane ticket on kayak or purchasing medical care at Bumrungrad – take a look, Bumrungrad created the ideal health care consumer market. We need people spending their own money on health care, say, up to 10% of their income, after which, health insurance kicks in. People need transparency, their foot in the game, and real consumer empowerment. Health care needs to be internetized.
The last thing we want is the Titanic running what’s currently an already sinking ship.