Modern medicine covered by insurance didn’t exist when the founding fathers authored the constitution.
Our efforts to access medical treatment today are flawed. It is too expensive for most. Access is afforded by paying for insurance premiums. Individuals not eligible for a group policy have to pay copious amounts of money for coverage. That’s not fair.
The hospital must increase the amount of other bills that will be paid by insurance to make up for loss of those unpaid. Insurance must raise their premiums paid by the insured to make up for the inflated bills by the hospital. It amounts to sloppy socialized medicine and a negative impact on interstate commerce.
The answer is a collective effort across state boundaries to address a common challenge — such as President Barack Obama’s health care reforms. Rather than arguing for retention of an antique, inadequate medical delivery system, we should be positively supporting and improving our new interstate health care.