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  • Anonymous

    Historically when did people begin taking care of the sick and dying?  When the bubonic plague killed thousands, who treated them?  When penicillin was created to aid in disease and infections who was administering it? When the first “Hospital” came to be who worked there? How did we get from there to where we are now?  Who was the first insurer in America? If you dont know the answers to any of these, (I know a few), then you may not get my point. 

     The platform of Health Care is Doctors, nurses, medical assistants, and midwives, they are not the problem-they can treat, operate, and administer medications.  They are usually led there, not for the money, but for the actualization that they want to “help the sick” , mend the illness, assist the dying, just like our ancestors did.   Health care eventually evolved in the 1900’s  as a fee-for-services. Then  insurance companies offering group plans came into being around 1934.  
    By the 21st century almost 60% of Americans had private insurance.  Older or low income Americans had public insurance. 

    What the current Insurance industry has is what I refer to as “calamity of the health care system” as we know it.  Too much information being passed around, too many kickbacks, regulations, electronic manipulation of personal data, etc.  I could go on and on.  I think you get my point.  People are still being cured, saved, assisted.  No amount of money can cure a person on death’s door.  No amount of money can help prevent an accident.  The growing burden on our employer’s in this country should mandate that something be done. The private insurers are not the answer.  The people who have the best health care right now in the State of Maine are the ones on MaineCare. The rest of us go without, or just scrape by paying outrageous premiums because our “group” is small, or old , or unhealthy.  Let the government run the public health insurance system.  This is the only way we ALL will have an equal chance. 

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