With the word trillions being used when you hear about funding health care we often overlook some basic games people can play with numbers.
This year Medicare will spend a little over 400 billion dollars to cover the elderly, the very sick and those (so I heard) in congress.
That's including the Prescription health care scam- I mean plan, passed by George Bush which added over 100 billion dollars a year to the plan, mainly because the government was barred from negotiating a more competitive price for drugs covered under the plan!
Think about that.
It only takes 300-400 billion a year to cover the most sick, unemployed elderly and those with chronic conditions that cost the most.
So why are we being told that it will take a few trillion to cover the uninsured?
Because that's what the lobbyist and crooked pols want us to think.
I have researched the health care issue and was shocked by these numbers.
*Less than 1 million people have a heart attack each year.
*Less than 1 million people have a stroke each year.
*There are a little over 1 million new cases of cancer each year (not including skin cancer).
So what does a plan like The 5 Dollar Revolution do?
When the uninsured put 5$ a week into a national health care fund that will raise 5-10 billion dollars.
With that amount you can:
Compensate doctors, hospitals and specialist @ 5,000 facilities @$500,000 per yr/per center. That's:
60 Dr's offices per state
20 Specialist per state
20 Hospitals per state
They must see a set number of patients per day and cover basic services.
Total Cost: 2,500,000,000
Note: 6-7 million people may not be able to contribute anything so we must have a plan that isn't dependent on 100% participation.
And The Five Dollar Revolution does not rely on everyone to fund its goals.
The plan also raises funding from employers who don't currently cover their employees. Most importantly, funding emergency care and serious conditions is addressed by an underutilized system that:
Invest in retirement
Is as safe as a bank and safer than the stock market
Will reduce the deficit
Will improve our national savings rate
Will strengthen the value of the dollar
This plan also addresses mental health, prescription drugs and most important of all, preventive care.
It's affordable for employers and can make mandated coverage a possiblity.
We can make a difference in this debate by backing a plan that meets all the president's criteria and leads to coverage for everyone at a price they can afford.
Check out The 5 Dollar Revolution.com for more details. There are even simple ways to cut cost and at the same time give patients the quality of care they deserve.
Click here to sign the petition http://www.thepetitionsite.com/12/we-want-the-five-dollar-revolution-to-a-part-of-health-care-reform
Then call the president's comment line at 202-456-1111 and tell him you want The 5 Dollar Revolution to be a part of health care reform.