30 Sep Medicare
When I turned 65 years old, my monthly Medicare Premiums escalated by 95 per cent. I have been, like many other blue collar employees paid into the Medicare system for over 45 years, and, at age 65 rewarded with a 95 per cent premium increase? – An ad hoc Congressional Committee must be formed and investigate why this premium increase at age 65 when a worker’s wage is about to decrease? – While on the subject of Medicare, the same ad hoc Congressional Committee must investigate why is it the future of Social Security is hazy. Reports vary; Social Security is reliant on revenue from they who work and contribute with a burden-share employee/employer. – The most optimistic financial analyst claim that Social Security is secure for the next 18 years. Most analysts calculate the system will be insolvent within 10 years. – Whatever, the future of both Social Security and Medicare is hazy at best which further contributes to the Millennial distrust of anything conventional. It is the Millennials who pay into a system that is foreseen to not exist when they approach their senior years which is expected to be 70 years of age. – Is there now any wonder why socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Cortez have become popular as they continue to promote an illusioned failed economic system?
When the Affordable Health Cate Act became was affirmed by the Supreme Court as the Law of the Land, March 22, 2010, the page count was circa 12,000. The page count is now over 33,000 pages. How can anything be done with a page count like that? What health insurance company, what medical office is to attempt to read a medical document of such enormity?
I asked a physician with forty years experience what he would like to see implemented in the medical profession that is not found in the 33,000 pages of the Affordable Health Care Act. He stated that medical malpractice is what burdens physicians. The fear of a malpractice suits inhibits the physician(s) hence they practice defensive medicine. – What should be implemented is a General Malpractice Fund and a medical review board, not a non-medical judge and jury who have little to no medical knowledge that determines the malpractice claims.