WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMAN SAID ABOUT.....MEDICARE

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca BRE LIC #636943

I personally was moved when I read this. As early as 1934, the push was on for Universal health care mandated by the government in this here Unite States. Of course no one could agree and it dragged out. Kennedy was gearing up to take this on when he got shot and it fell away with him.

MEDICARE FOUGHT TO BE BORN

It was President Johnson that prevailed and passed what we now know as Medicare. Here is where it gets interesting. It was Former President Truman who was then over 8o years old and who became the very first beneficiary of the program. When he was issued his Medicare Card, he stated the following:

" NO U.S. CITIZEN SHOULD EVER BE ABANDONED TO THE INDIGNITY OF CHARITY OR SUFFER HOPELESS DESPAIR"

The program  currently services about 50 million people. It is being reported that it is going to become too expensive in years to come. But a closer look reveals the reason why. As with all things that come under the capitalistic systems, money becomes the focus...not people

THE HUMAN FACTOR...GREED

Doctors and hospitals quickly caught on how easy it was to bill the government and started getting creative to boost their own bottom lines. Instead of ordinary aspirin, prescription drugs were sold. Where a pill could reduce a system, surgery instead was suggested. Of course the old favorite of having to see a patient over and over again never fails

THOSE CHECKS KEEP COMING IN

After excessively billing the government and getting paid, it then becomes a production machine to make money from a sure thing. Picture a slot machine that is not working correctly and pays out constantly instead of of its intended programming.

THE PROGRAM MAKES SENSE

So the system that made sense and that was of good benefit to the American people along with its sister program of Social Security has been tampered with and abused by greed and mis-management. These programs work well and serve the American people.

IT SERVES THE PEOPLE WHO PAID INTO IT

Whats wrong with a system that offers a quality of life via retirement assistance and medical care to people who have paid into it for decades when they need it the most which is toward the end of their journey? NOTHING. It is the abuse of the system that is the problem

WHEN WILL MANKIND LEARN?

Stop the abuse and the system serves the people it was intended for. The system is fine.

It is us that needs repairs

 

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Peter den Boer
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Richie - Just spent 4 hours in the emergency room and was billed almost $7,000! Unbelieveable. The CT scan was almost $4,500. It took all of 5 minutes to use. Where does it all stop?

May 13, 2011 10:33 AM #1
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Peter...you validated the point of the post....This abuse is going to bring us all down if not dealt with. During the payment review process, excessive billing abuse is rampant and until they get caught or we stop it, the leakage continues. By then, it is too late as the money has left the checking account.  Thank you Peter

May 13, 2011 11:03 AM #2
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Thought provoking to be sure Richie.  Any system, program, etc. that is set up to "bill" the gov., which is too big for it's own britches, is doomed.  There is no way the oversight committees can oversee these things.  Hospitals are money-makers . . . even the "non-profits" pay their board of directors quite handsomely.  I call it the "rental car" mentality . . . you rent a car, but never take care of it as if you owned it.

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Hello Sweet Carla...most excellent commenting....co-posting rights earned....

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