OH-BOMB-A-CARE was never HEALTH CARE. It was forcing citizens to acquire HEALTH CARE COVERAGE – INSURANCE – if not on MEDICARE [plus Medicaid for local aid]. Money from government to help pay your medical bills and to help pay for prescription drugs.
ANYONE – ANY SOURCE – HELPING TO PAY FOR HEALTH CARE IS NOT HEALTH CARE ITSELF. Therefore, as is, there’s no such thing as GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE.
ONLY DOCTORS [and other health care personnel such as nurses but not including personal such as accounting and administrative] PROVIDE ACTUAL HEALTH CARE.
No one working for Medicare is going to give you a shot in the butt for that throat infection you got on Valentine’s Day. For that, you have to go to a doctor such as an MD. So as not to interfere with nearby golf course time, it will be a nurse or physician’s assistant instead of the busy doctor who will with a great big grin tell you to drop your pants. Or would you prefer someone FROM THE GOVERNMENT to tell you to do that and give you the shot in the butt? Kinda like the IRS.
Government does not provide actual health care for citizens, just some help paying for it. An exception can be government people themselves having their own government provided and government employed doctors. An exception is the military, active and veterans, for whom the government provides and employees doctors. News is full of stories about that health care system for the military not working very well. So we can’t expect government to do any better of a job directly providing actual health care for citizens. You’d go to a clinic owned and managed by the government, where doctors are directly employed by the government. England has that. Long waits to get in to see a government doctor. Citizens there do also have the freedom of choice to seek a private doctor who they would have to pay without government aid to pay the medical bills.
Should the United States federal, state, county, and city governments directly employee doctors to treat citizens, to give citizens the choice of going to a government doctor or a private doctor? No law to force anyone to chose one or the other. If you chose private, then you pay for it yourself or with help from a private insurance company. If you chose government, then you simply go to the government clinic. No more Medicare or Medicaid to pay private doctors, because the participating doctors are employees of the government.
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Editorial Article by Jim Lantern
LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL
Tuesday morning, 21 February 2017
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