The REAL problem with healthcare is that Big Pharma, Big Hospital and Big Insurance now control Congress with monied PACs just like Big Banks and Big Defense. The fact of the matter is that Big Money Corporate America now completely controls our system. Until that CHANGES, the promise on which Obama was elected, nothing will change. Here's is the REAL problem with healthcare, as documented by Craig Harris of Earthblog news:
Healthcare in America today is delivered by an exclusive club. This exclusive club consists of providers, hospitals, insurers and big pharma. Big pharma alone has six lobbyists for every member of congress and funds the FDA which acts as a wholly owned subsidiary...Over the past 40 years, the cost of healthcare in America has risen at an annual rate of approximately 12 percent. This is the root of the healthcare crisis in America. $100 dollars spent on healthcare 40 years ago increasing at an annual rate of 12 percent costs $9,300 dollars today. During this same 40 year period, $100 dollars in average income has increased to about $220.Everone now see the problem? Here's the link to the entire commentary (I've been reading Craig Harris for quite some time and his analysis is very accurate and backed with facts): The Golden Truth about Healthcare
Which leads me back to Obama. The optimistic view of Obama and his motives would be that he is way too inexperienced, lacks deep political connections and is either a blind ideologue or bit of an idiot (maybe both). I really can't believe he's back humping a healthcare bill again after the Massachusetts massacre. He is completely ignoring the message being sent by the electorate. The NJ/VA Gov elections should have been a loud signal to Obama, BUT Massachusetts should have been a hard hit over the head. And the announced retirement of well-respected and firmly entrenched Democratic Senator Evan Bayh was the coup de grace. Based on his continued determination to ignore the voters who put him into office, I can only conclude that Obama is either completely controlled by Corporate America or just stupid. Fact is, it's probably both.