With a touch of chagrin, I’m adding to the story I mentioned last week. Bare with me, as there will be some meandering with all of this. I tend to launch out onto tangents from time to time, but I will drive toward the primary topic ultimately.
According to this report, the data suggests government matters less in more affluent regions. States with lower GDP per capita scored lowest in nearly all of the seven catagories, yet when examined by regions, the government catagory lagged nearly all the others. My assessment, stop focusing on the news, and get a fucking life! Granted, you may never come across information similar to McKinsey or the likes on Facebook or Twitter, so if you don’t look beyond your emotional addiction to social media, you will continue to search in the dark for answers to your fear and anxieties.
“Healthcare isn’t fair…”
1.) in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate.
“the group has achieved fair and equal representation for all its members”
synonyms: just, equitable, honest, upright, honorable, trustworthy; More
2.) (of hair or complexion) light; blond.
synonyms: blond/blonde, yellowish, golden, flaxen, light, light brown, ash blond More
1.) without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage.
“no one could say he played fair”
to a high degree.
“she’ll be fair delighted to see you”
1.) a beautiful woman.
1.(of the weather) become fine.
“looks like it’s fairing off some”
The only method for effectively impacting pricing is to address supply/demand. Whatever is produced in scarcity facing large demand rises in price. The entire U.S. system delivering the aforementioned services is derived from a second derivative pricing methodology. People seek care for a variety of reasons, but ultimately it’s in response to their own personal situation. If you become sick, or injured the first response beyond attempting to tolerate your condition is schedule an appointment with a doctor, your doctor of choice. Acute circumstances require immediate action, and that doctor becomes whoever is available at the emergency room. The primary objective is relief from whatever has caused you to seek the healthcare services required. The cost isn’t discussed, discovered, or evaluated until after the services are rendered. The value of the service never becomes a part of this process until quite some time later. Imagine eating a meal, then receiving a negotiated billing, say three months later. Your opinion of that meal could drastically shift with the discovery of its cost. Now let’s talk about how much we pay is derived, for this is all done behind your back by negotiator’s for the consumer and producer, that aren’t connected to either side. Sort of like having a banker and a council member figure out what that meal should cost you, even though neither of them know you, or whether you liked it or not. That’s how healthcare works.