Dear Starchild and Everyone Else;
I completed the survey giving 8's to everything and included the
following as my response - limited to 1,000 characters as requested
in the survey:
Affordable universal healthcare for everybody at the taxpayers'
expense is a politician's chimera. To solve the healthcare crisis do
the following: Eliminate licensing standards for hospitals,
pharmacies, doctors, nurses, medical personnel, medical colleges and
medical clinics. Deregulate the medical insurance industry. Eliminate
all involuntarily taxpayer funded government programs providing
medical benefits. Eliminate legislatively mandated employer health
The gravest major factor is in the healthcare personnel needed to
provide medical services with Baby Boomer medical personnel retiring
and few replacements coming into the pipeline.
The tough love solution to the healthcare crisis is getting
politicians and government out of the healthcare business. Let free
enterprise medical providers' address the market demands for
healthcare for all at a price anyone can afford without any further
political and government meddling with the market place.
What should the California legislature do about health care?
have an opinion, here's a survey where you can voice it:
A few San Francisco zip codes in her district include 94121,
94122, 94116, 94127, and 94132.
Although this isn't how Assemblywoman Ma wants the survey
out, I listed *all* the priorities as low (either a "7" or
and wrote the following in the comments section:
I don't trust the state legislature to do any of these things.
are some of the main problems with health care:
-it's run by a cartel (the American Medical Association) which
-people have to go through the cartel to get access to many
-other useful medications, such as cannabis, are outlawed by
government, which drives up the price and results in some patients
and providers being jailed
-lawsuits are out of control, driving up the cost of health care
-third-party payment methods remove incentives to control costs
reduce provider accountability to patients
Legislators should seek to address these issues by creating as
of a free market in health care as possible. But I'm not holding
breath. Given what you all are actually *likely* to do, I'd just
soon you practiced the Hippocratic Oath and did nothing at all,
the kind of action I see you taking will just make the situation