US HealthCare Issues Notes

  1.  Low-Value Care: as opposed to more effective or less expensive alternatives, “overtreatment”
  2.  Lack of Price Transparency – seems arbitrary; most insurances apparently base prices on a “cabal”, or private small group which determines price values of medical procedures and care
  3.  Administrative Complexity =overspending on administrative costs 
  4.  Mandatory Budget includes Social Security and Medicare, which is increasing deficit; however, it is political suicide to suggest cutting spending for the disabled (grandma, Veteran, etc).  One solution is to lower overall healthcare costs, which Obamacare (ACA) addressed by including coverage for preventive costs, catching illnesses and diseases before they become ER visits or cancer treatments, aka more expensive costs.

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