Chris Graham: Throw healthcare reform out with the bathwater

We all get it. The Obamacare website isn’t working. Nice pound of flesh with the visuals at the congressional hearing the other day.

health-care-newSo, the website isn’t working, and thus we might as well just scrap the whole thing. The millions of uninsured and underinsured, hell with you. Perpetually rising healthcare costs that affect all of us, so what.

This business about reining in healthcare costs is just too hard. Scrap it.

I love how the We’re Americans, and we can do anything we set our minds to approach is something that we can officially relegate to the olden days.

I say this to my wife all the time. We run a business together. Some of the things we do in the course of our business, which encompasses marketing, website design, graphic design and event planning, are hard. Time-consuming, not always guaranteed to make anybody any money, that sort of thing.

When push comes to shove, what I tell my wife is, If it was easy, it would have already been done by somebody else.

Apply this to healthcare. If it was easy to manage the costs on the delivery of healthcare services, somebody else would already be doing it.

Wait a second. It is already being done by somebody else. That somebody else being the rest of the industrialized world, which looks at our mash of private and public healthcare services the way they look at how we interrupt our TV shows with commercials.

Those Americans will do anything to make a buck.

Earth to America: It’s not Obamacare that’s the problem. Obamacare is but a Band-Aid on the severed femoral artery that is our healthcare system today.

We’re not going to improve access and rein in costs by working within the hemorrhaging status quo healthcare system.

The critics of healthcare reform know this. That’s why they’re focusing you on the website disaster.

You ask me, the embarrassment that is isn’t a reason to throw healthcare reform out with the bathwater.

It’s time to double down and do it right.

That part should be easy. Somebody else – remember, the rest of the industrialized world? – is already doing it.

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