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I believe it's important to acknowledge that there is a problem with health care delivery in America and that it is urgent enough to require fixing, 250mg Flexeril. Unfortunately some ultra-conservatives are in a state of denial in this regard. Flexeril coupon, We have in America the best health care in the world, they assert. Why tamper with it, 750mg Flexeril. Others contend that our health care system is broken, Discount Flexeril. Costs are out of control and there are too many uninsured. 50mg Flexeril, They are both right. American health care is, arguably, 1000mg Flexeril, the best in the world or at least among the best. Flexeril australia, But the delivery system is broken and costs are indeed out of control. Discount Flexeril, It really matters little to a sick person or the parents of a sick person if America has the most superior health care service if, for whatever reason, that person or persons cannot access it or if in doing so they become ruined financially. We know this is happening and it would facilitate progress if both sides would acknowledge it as a starting point for reform.
Can we agree further that costs are out of control, Flexeril mexico. Medicare and Medicaid are going broke. Flexeril paypal, Much of the cost is a result of malpractice liability protection. Families are losing medical coverage as a result of job loss or benefit curtailment, Discount Flexeril. Those who say leave the current system, if it can be called a system, 40mg Flexeril, alone are invariably those who already have adequate, Flexeril overseas, reliable insurance or can afford to self-insure. Something must be done for those who are falling through the cracks or are in danger of doing so.
So the question becomes not whether to change but when and how to pay for it, Flexeril uk. Reform is overdue and President Barack Obama is right when he says that Washington needs a deadline in order to get anything done. Discount Flexeril, That said, however, a final health care reform bill before Congress takes its summer recess is simply not realistic. Flexeril us, The bill being debated at this writing by three committees consists of about 1,000 pages. How many of the 435 members of Congress, 200mg Flexeril, do you suppose, Flexeril canada, have even read it all, let alone fully absorbed its implications. How many pundits and so-called experts, 30mg Flexeril, not to mention ordinary Americans are familiar enough with its changing provisions to even render an informed opinion. 150mg Flexeril, Congress is not very good at this. Crafting laws is one thing but redesigning a system that accounts for over a sixth of the entire economy is quite another, Discount Flexeril. Experts are needed and politicians and their staffs scarcely are expert at anything but seeking political advantage. Perhaps reform should be left to the individual states, Flexeril craiglist, copying from each other's systems that seem to work. Flexeril japan, Massachusetts already has a plan in place. Connecticut just approved one, expressing pessimism that Congress will ever get around to dealing with this mess, just as they have dragged their feet on social security, illegal immigration and other needed reforms. Discount Flexeril, Then again, the prospect of fifty different health care systems is not especially appealing.
Federal reform is needed. But so polarized is Washington now that each side seems focused mainly on inflicting defeat on the other. Many conservative Republicans are now determined to defeat anything this administration produces. They see defeat of a Democratic health care initiative as key to derailing Obama's entire domestic agenda. Democrats like Rahm Emmanuel, who said no crisis should be wasted in promoting a political agenda, believes that something-anything-must be passed while the window of opportunity is still open and before people get a chance learn more about the plan's shortcomings and consequences, Discount Flexeril. Mr. Obama seems to agree.
Both approaches are shameful. The health care debate should rise above politics. Discount Flexeril, If Republicans go all out to defeat Obama on this issue without offering an alternative, then they should be held accountable by voters for ignoring a valid problem for the sake of politics. If Mr. Obama and his allies ram a defective bill through just to get something passed and to score a political victory, they will richly deserve the wrath of the voters when the defects and costs are inevitably realized.
Let's at least agree that reform is needed and focus on how to make it as affordable as possible. Part of that cost should be borne by every American, one way or another, perhaps as a percentage of income from any source. It won't be cheap, but we shouldn't expect it be, Discount Flexeril. Life is precious, after all, and we should spare no reasonable expense in safeguarding it. That's mostly what governments are for. CRO
copyright 2009 J.F. Kelly, Jr. J.F. Kelly, Jr. is a retired Navy Captain and bank executive who writes on current events and military subjects. He is a resident of Coronado, California..
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