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I'm Sally comes great to have you here with us today and always a pleasure and we have -- -- here as well lovely to have you back thanks revenue that's so I'm not wanna talk about -- obviously wasn't about health care kind of all of the above -- a number of things to discuss today.
But let's get that kind of -- take away on the health care law and design of the -- CN.
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I had any first of all we had doctors for access along time before health care for the part of the reason that 63 plus and -- percent of Americans want Health Care Reform.
And -- middle as is still the case regarding reasons doctors can no longer part of the business because they're spending so much of their time and energy -- money.
Dealing with insurance companies rather than dealing with patients so.
What really strikes me is that people who are out there saying there should be repealed at the same people who wanted to get rid of Medicare in the first place and Medicaid for that matter -- all the players had two thirds of Americans.
Don't think that the Health Care Reform bill should be repealed.
You know and where we're focusing on the one or two things and they need to be improved upon rather -- the majority which.
Is working for people who needed more affordable and comprehensive care and.
Look there's a very good reason why the White House is -- a big photo op today.
No big pressure no big events surrounding this anniversary because they know it's still political loser first and foremost if they don't say it outright and but there's nothing else you can read from that decision.
-- I -- -- think it's a win mean proposition at this point and they're still semi to me it's fraught with complications in lawsuits and is a lot of baggage -- coming with an act well I mean you know is president -- -- a lot of -- moment you know.
Look this is a longer story I don't actually like the way the Health Care Reform bill came out I was -- -- going single -- in the first place if not having a public option I think that.
As he has been along the way was more worried about trying to please everyone now -- have to tell us what would actually say that because there's people on both sides of the that actually favor a single Payer option on discussed -- -- our viewers what why it appeals to you why you think -- ago via look there's things we do as a country in his community.
That we don't say what -- -- it -- cost so we -- it will these are costs were willing to occur because it's in the greater health of our.
Health and security in and and people we look around -- look what.
And -- policing is a good example.
Gas get cut government costs by getting rid of police and -- hire private security it.
It's still -- -- it appears they only look at private insurers now the fact that -- most people uninsured most people who have private insurance.
Their costs are skyrocketing the quality of care is going and we spent more than any other industrialized country.
The worst health care -- music maybe it's time we try something different people were happy with Medicare.
Extend Medicare for all bring costs down by creating a giant surely you have to look this you'll have choice in your provider.
So you have to look at the economic ramifications of something like this we've been very fortune in this country.
For years and years for generations the best and the brightest have wanted to go into medicine -- -- data to help like my dad and we reap the benefit of that okay.
Much of the reasons not that doctors are -- but one of the reasons they're willing to go through for eight.
Fifteen years some types of trading is because they know there's going to be a pay off at the end of that that doesn't make them greedy people that makes them realists.
In Europe the best and the brightest don't go into medicine because they don't get the -- obviously you have a -- a -- systems that you're talking about.
You don't see the top students at the top universities going to medical school.
In the same numbers that you do in the US and I'm afraid in the US because of this restructuring we're going to resemble Europe very very soon and that's not a good.
My doctors -- son say that they don't want any concern now with it with the state of health -- I was a bomb attack that.
They think they might be you know closing down their practices.
They're -- -- but let's be clear doctor Roman medical school that was down way before we had a conversation about reforming our health care system in part.
Because doctors are making less money because insurance profits -- going up to -- This is not big government vs dot whenever he says -- are there isn't an -- Very that helps if you have a relationship with your doctor.
You wanna get private insurance companies and their obscene profits and all of their -- and fraud out of the way but then I just went to a -- specialist because I hurt my.
I think now this guy I'm sure he went to the top school an option here in your little money here in New York I saw him right down by admitted sending out and the bill is 300.
50 dollars now I am sorry I was telling that I actually -- -- and an anti US magazine and you're not I don't necessary so yes everybody can get that doctor but the thing at first I Nissan picked out not swinging his first -- Tucson only time -- -- -- five to -- -- -- you have not yet deny that that -- light it's they had insurance nominations and cover Kennedy.
If they said what he was charging was over I think they said they would get for eight dollars but that was you know came out of -- but if the president was she right because what he was charging with so much -- -- -- companies that present.
We're serious about bringing an insurance costs than he would have supported comprehensive tort reform that's the driver of insurance cost that's why these malpractice rates are so high.
Because if we read about yeah.
Lively -- and I'm sorry form and I didn't think that you know look we shouldn't we should.
I would not be doctored the idea that you could like -- -- make a mistake and also be -- on the other hand if you think doctors should be held to higher standards of care part of what.
Stops you -- know -- -- part of what stops companies and individuals.
From taking advantage -- from him taking advantage of the power is knowing that they might be held accountable -- -- so yes reform to some extent but.
Let's be honest again that's not the problem the problem is you have insurance companies going private -- Profits going up and up and up.
While quality of care is going for dandie dinmont -- -- -- doctor legislation even good doctors with spotless records are forced to pay we.
Did you loosely high malpractice insurance costs of those get passed on to the patients I was talking to someone -- just went to hospital.
In to a New -- -- right over the -- from here and they have half of the administrative staff from the hospital half.
-- are dedicated to.
Getting reimbursements from turns -- it's not even this isn't -- this Medicare getting reimbursements -- tracking down filing date or refund paperwork.
After going through all -- -- of his that I know.
Everyone has private insurance is also tonight so.
The question isn't where we -- you know we're gonna cut fraud we're gonna cut the -- cannot -- -- -- -- -- or -- I'm not the only answer.
But but you talk of the need to to streamline bureaucracy and I agree with you completely that's not gonna happen by increasing the government's role.
Unless they can the government to do things in -- in extreme -- efficient manner I.
I think ideas that Matt and I have faith in the ability of government pay for things that it was he an individual you -- Forty something come on where we we spend way too much time especially lately it's too easy to popular.
To just to write everything the government has done.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And and the fact we're not looking at in this case and saying governments don't want it.
Own feelings haven't put the question first of many companies come from your pocket and we there's more Storm Warren -- and it -- going to Costco and although again.
Get a good.
Almighty god yeah I know I and then I'm getting out of the doctor and it's just the vicious cycle and Mary now I also like those of free samples to you at Nike let me have the Swedish -- -- -- -- I mean really snapped -- I didn't have not just because of timing it anyway LA.
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