Lost in the debate of healthcare and healthcare reform is the concept of health.
According to the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Does the “healthcare” industry in America look out for your “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”? Does it even focus on the absence of disease or infirmity?
Or does it focus on fixing your failed health?
Is the goal to reform the business of ensuring a nationwide state of complete physical, mental and social well-being? Is that what Washington is talking about?
No. They are talking about reforming who pays for failed health.
There is no money in “health” given the current business model of healthcare in America. All the money resides in treating your lack of health. Follow the money and we’ll all quickly realize that the current debate in America is not about healthcare, it’s about who pays for sickness.
Real healthcare reform would turn the current business model of sickness in America on its head. We should be discussing the business model for optimizing health– the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
There really is no way to win this battle no matter what kind of reform happens. The core of treating and paying for sickness is fundamentally flawed. As our country gets sicker, more money will be made off sickness. It’s a losing battle. Public option. No public option. It doesn’t matter. As long as the sickness industry is paid based on the incidence of sickness in our country, when sickness increases, the cost of paying for sickness increases. It doesn’t matter where that money comes from.