BY: Dr. Elaina George, Host & Contributing Health Editor
PUBLISHED: September 19, 2015
Single-payer healthcare is here!
Today on Medicine On Call, Dr. George comments on the presidential race and to be careful of the mandatory vaccine push. She states this policy is a slippery slope where the individual will have no say what gets put into their body. This policy can be pushed so far where an innocent person can be deemed dangerous because they are resisting treatment that may not be good for them. People need to be aware and in control of what they are putting into their bodies. We are moving away of the Individual’s power to choose.
Dr. George comments on health insurance laws. She warns of the dangers and the continuing deterioration of competition. In a world with mandated policy an individual has no control over their own money. HSA’s (Health Savings Account) are mainly controlled be the insurance companies. They dictate if you get to spend your money on supplements, healthy food or health club membership. Individuals need more power over their HSA’s and not wait for a government mandated bureaucrat whether or not they can spend the money they earned and set aside for their health needs.
Dr. George watched the GOP debates during the week. She comments on Donald Trumps policy to allow the free markets to manage healthcare. If that were only the case but government policies and regulations always drives the cost in healthcare. She urges us to be conscience consumers of our healthcare trying to keep the costs down. Be aware of what the doctors want you to pay.
Rapping up the show, Dr. George asks us to be independent, self sufficient and healthy. We need to take time in our lives to prepare for the future and emergencies. If we are healthy we can avoid unnecessary doctor and hospital visits.