President Obama’s recent article (http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2533698) in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) resurfaced the idea of a single-payer health plan. While I respect the President for many of him accomplishments and abilities, I am strongly opposed to his assertion that a government managed health plan is a good idea for the patients, providers, or the marketplace.
Let me ask a simple question: if our government cannot run Amtrack successfully, and cannot make USPS a profitable service in a truly competitive manner, and cannot run wars without having billions of dollars going unaccounted for while producing no value for us as a country, how on earth can it propose to manage our health and indeed our lives well?
If we ever get to a single-payer healthcare system (read government healthcare) our national healthcare system will look no different than the picture above of an Amtrack train (this is a picture of only one of the numerous tragic mishaps of Amtrack).
Is this what we want?
A healthcare environment in which Physicians are clinically autonomous and free from administrative burdens, so that they are able to fully devote their time, talent, passion, and energy to patient care.
Excellence: Pursue excellence in everything we do
Fairness: Provide the best service our customer can rightfully expect, for a fair price
Respect: People matter, above all else
To help our customers get control over their time to spend it as they prefer and have the financial peace of mind from knowing that their cash flow is always maximized.