Where in health am I? : Home > Health Cloud > Public Health > Health Reform

Health Reform

True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal - Mehmet Oz

Health Reform

image by: Vicki Timman

It's not just the U.S. that needs health care reform. Every country struggles with this issue in one way or another. Even the UK and Canada, despite having national health plans continue to have problems including long wait times and doctor shortages. And what about all those Canadians including one of their premiers seeking care across the 49th.

Yet, everyone seems to be fixated on health care reform in the United States. Why? Escalating costs, rising numbers of uninsured citizens, negative impact on families and businesses, and poor outcomes make the debate over national health insurance one of the most important issues on the nation's agenda.

Despite ObamaCare up to 50 million Americans remain uninsured or underinsured or uninsurable and many indicators are still registering in the negative. Insuring every U.S. citizen by 2014 is laudable but creating a bigger and more convoluted mess including more bureaucratic agencies is not the answer!

Can't the U.S. have a single payer plan and still retain a fundamental competitive health care system providing choice and driving innovation? Could the solution be next door? Tommy Douglas, founder of Canada’s national health plan and one of Canada's most recognized heroes got his idea from guess who? someone next door - the United States.


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
RELATED ARTICLES