Monday, September 14, 2009
There has been a lot of controversy lately about healthcare reform. No matter if you agree with Obama's plan or not, I think most everyone agrees that some type of reform is necessary. Medical costs are so high in this country that if you don't have insurance (or sometimes even if you do) an illness or hospital stay can bankrupt you easily. And people are denied insurance frequently and can't afford the healthcare they need. A lot of this has to do with insurance companies out to make a profit and not actually caring about the health of the people. It also has a lot to do with how sue-happy this country is (which you can see by all the commercials for medical mistake lawyers and Tennessee injury lawyers and so on). Doctors have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on malpractice insurance and their insurance dictates what kind of care they can give their patients. Don't even get me started on the maternity industry and the way they dictate how and where women can give birth.