President Obama is sponsoring legislation, and putting his political reputation on the line as not a lot is being done in Congress and the Senate to help with health care reform. Unfortunately, it is hard to say if reform is possible considering all the bureaucracy, laws, and special interest groups in the way. Many supporters of Barack Obama say that if anybody can do it he can, because he has the people behind him, and he has taken this issue to the people, so that they will demand that the legislators do what is best for America’s interests.
When President Obama spoke at the American Medical Association, the AMA, he stated that doctors needed to help lower the cost of healthcare, and the insurance industry should lower the cost of health care insurance. He also said that the pharmaceutical companies along with the HMOs, hospitals, and medical facilities needed to do more to help lower the costs.
Interestingly enough, he did not speak to the fact that medical malpractice insurance costs are driving health care costs as much as 35 to 40%. We would expect our president to give a similar speech to the American Bar Association or ABA, but he has not.
Some of President Barack Obama’s detractors believe it is because he is a lawyer. And they say that the president has used law as a way to push a political agenda, and do things that he feels are better for the people.
Still, this thought process might be incorrect because the lawyers and the legal industry has caused so many medical malpractice lawsuits, that they are also part of the problem. If we don’t fix that we can’t fix health care. If we don’t fix health care we have no business with ObamaCare, or a government run healthcare insurance program to compete against private enterprise health insurance companies. Please consider all this.