The companies running our health care industry have business plans based on taking advantage of people who are desperately sick or injured. Our health care costs in America are about twice as much per person compared to other developed countries. And our health outcomes are typically worse. Costs go up every year and millions of working Americans are forced to go uninsured or underinsured.
Did you know 1 in 5 Americans have medical debt in collections and medical costs are a common cause of bankruptcy.
It’s actually routine for some people to go without the medication or treatment they need because they can’t afford it. We even have hospitals suing and garnishing the wages of patients who can’t afford their bills. In a country that we are schooled to love each other and help your neighbor, major medical companies are not helping.
Let me be clear: I’m not saying it’s immoral for health care players to make any profit. Profit rewards excellence and incentivizes lifesaving innovation. But the business side of American health care is greedy and deceptive. We encourage keeping people sick. Why? Because sick people bring profit. The longer you are in need, the more profit they make. Doctors took an Oath to help the sick and injured. And if you ask them that is the basis of why they spent years and a small fortune to do what they do. They want to help people, but are often restricted, punished, and just like us, have a boss to listen too. That boss is also the one looking after the companies profit margins. We put doctors and surgeons in a terrible and often career ending or building moral tug of war.
Is using peoples suffering for profit really the American Way?
The good news, is not all people are giving into these companies. It's agents, and brokers, and even doctors who are fighting back and leading the revolution of Consumer Driven HealthCare.