Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Health Care Requires Interaction

Good, quality health care requires human interaction. To get the best results, health care reform efforts should start with human interaction.

The idea behind insurance is that intellectuals sitting in a closed office hobnobbing with power brokers can come up with a perfect equation for delivering care.
The idea that an actuary in a closed office magically create a formula for perfect care is absurd.

The programs that come from the insurance industry tend to create more problems than they solve.

A healthy approach to health care reform would involve people working with each other in open face to face communication.

The problems in health care come from both the Left and Right.

The Heritage Foundation was an early and vocal proponent of Health Exchanges coupled with Insurance Mandates. The Heritage Foundation contended that forcing everyone to buy insurance through state run exchanges would allow the perfect formulas from the insurance industry to work.

This thinking is flawed because it is based on the false notion that insurance executives can create the perfect formula for delivering care. They can't.

The flaw behind the Heritage Foundations thinking is that health care is a human activity and while it is possible to analyze human activity there is not a mathematical formula for controlling human activity.

Both RomneyCare and ObamaCare are based on the Health Exchange/Mandate model.

Mainstream Republicans and Democrats are behind the same basic model.

Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, Mike Leavitt, and Karl Rove are committed to the same basic structure as Harry Reid. (Hmmm, I wonder if they have anything else in common).

Now, the way to defeat this political machine is to create an alternative to insurance that recognizes that health care is a human activity. Such a system would start by analyzing the needs of humans. The health care reform effort would then build a health care solution around the humans.

The process of creating a human based health care system is not that terrible difficult.

The problem I face is that this approach involves something that I apparently am unable to accomplish.

It involves people meeting in a room to discuss free market health care reform.

I am adamantly opposed to coercion. The only way that a meeting could ever happen is if there was a group of people interested in restoring free market health care who would either be willing to attend a meeting that I host or that would invite me to moderate a workshop on health care reform.

I will try to host a meeting in January.

I ran out of money and cannot afford to pay the travel and hotel expenses. I am happy to travel, but I would need to figure out a way to pay for the trip ... such as running a fundraiser during the trip.

I live in Utah. FWIW: I am not LDS.

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