We all knew that our healthcare system was teetering but didn’t think it was in total shambles. One of the many things this pandemic has done is open up the reality of how utterly insecure our foundation is.
Many hospitals have closed over the past decade. They are expensive to run because the insurance is high. Delaying new equipment due to the cost including a deep back end supply of drugs has put many hospitals in the position of not keeping up with the latest and greatest. It has become an antiquated situation in many parts of the country where they can barely focus on saving sick people.
Is that how we want our hospitals to run? Don’t we want them to have state of the art equipment, be on top of the latest medical breakthroughs, give us comfort when we walk in the door that we are safe no matter where we are in this country?
The cost of insurance continues to sky-rocket. There is little competition that would force costs down. Nobody should have to decide between health insurance and rent? That is unacceptable. There needs to be a complete shakeup from bottom up in the healthcare industry starting with insurance and the cost of medicine.
We should all be able to afford to keep ourselves healthy with access to the system when need be such as state of the art hospitals that are constantly working on the latest and greatest and sharing that information with other hospitals across the country and globe.
Isn’t that what we all believe the United States should be? Certainly, now more than ever we should be asking ourselves how do we fix it because what we have now isn’t working for most and that is unacceptable.