THE COST OF HEALTH CARE

March 26, 2017

Well I don’t know how the rest of you are doing but my tournament brackets are all busted. I might have a shot at picking the national champ if Gonzaga wins it all. Now back to reality the Republicans try at repealing and replacing Obama Care didn’t go like the Trumpster wanted, and looks dead for awhile at least. The Republicans have been after this bill since the day it was signed into law. I find all of this to strictly partisan since as far back as I can remember people have been complaining about health insurance. Actually they complain about all insurance but since Health insurance can actually be a matter of life and death it gets the most attention. The smart thing to do right now would be to fix Obama Care rather than trying to start all over again, but that would require Republicans and Democrats to work together and also to listen to the people. These are things that just don’t seem to be possible for the politicians that are there right now. Most insurance costs are just like any other cost. As the price of drugs rises doctors and pharmacies charge more and then the insurance companies charge more. I happen to live in Medellin, Colombia and I can’t figure out how the same drug that costs me with a deductable about 20 dollars in the US cost me about 80 cents here. Also I have a Neurosurgeon who went to Harvard medical school whose visits cost about a dollar fifty and you all know what they cost in America if your plan covers them. My insurance premiums are 37.63 at the present exchange rate. My drug charges are for Cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure pills less than tow dollars. Now in all cases these are drugs that are available in the US. I’ve also had three skin cancer surgeries for about 8 dollars. Now I’ve recently seen where Colombia is rated higher in health care than either Canada or the US. So I wonder why the hell does it cost so much more in America? Stories like this are why Americans complain about the high costs. My medical care is better than in the US I mean I doubt very much that I would be able to get an appointment with a Harvard trained Neurosurgeon with the insurance I had up there as well as my income. So I think it’s really time to sit down and make an attempt to fix Obama care, but what do I know. This is Flounder and fats saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

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