Tuesday, November 17, 2015
ObamaCare: To Be Or Not To Be and What Should It Be?
To be, or not to be, that is the question.
ObamaCare: to be or not to be, that is the question.
It is question that haunts Democrats and taunts Republicans.
It is a question that will be a central issue in the 2016 presidential campaign.
It is a question with no easy answers which can never be completely answered.
It is a question I have addressed in over 3000 Medinnovation and Health Reform blogs and over a half-dozen books.
It is a question I shall pose in a future book by the same name.
It is a question the Supreme Court has partially answered on four occasions so far with more questions to come.
It is a question of compassion which is contradicted and complicated by rationing with more access for some and less access for others.
It is a question of having enough resources to cover a universal population with universal and inexhaustible demand.
It is a question of innovation and whether innovation can sooth or improve humankind's health enough to make a difference.
It is a question of government command-and-control versus individual- choice-and -freedom.
It is a question of liberal, conservative and independent ideologies.
It is a question of how to treat everyone’s health, which affects all, and end of life care, which shall come to all.
It is a question that involves one man’s legacy and every persons’ health.
It is a question of who is responsible for health - patients, physicians, politicians, our health system, our culture, or our economy.
It is a question of leadership, and whether a modern day Hamlet provides that leadership.
It is a question of if it is not be, what should it be?