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Dr Gerald J. Brown MD, the author of Health Care & Obama near completion wrote a few days back of the bleak status of heath care in the U.S. In this Kos diary he bluntly writes how he envisages the problem can be optimally handled. The Congress needs immediately a law establishing a single-payer health care system. This will cut the cost of medical care right off in the area of 18%. President Obama has reflected knowledge of what a positive contribution a single payer system could be in bringing down the cost of health care. Medicare and the VA health care system can be looked upon as how a single-payer system would function. Leading functionaries of the Party of No appear not to say even a squeak about taking from those in these medical modalities where the majority treasures them so much.

The Congress should be called upon right now to pass an emergency no fault system of medical tort reform. It is seriously postulated by many the cost of health care can be cut another 10% or higher. Such a system of no-fault medical malpractice in use for over fifty years with never an attack of legislative relevance is a goodly offering that its doability has certainly been well demonstrated. Besides employees of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Veterans Administration, the FTCA usually covers individuals working for the Postal Service, Federal Aviation Administration and those employed by the Indian Health Service
There is little or no argument that our country spends $2.5 trillion ($2.500,000,000,000) on health care yearly. These huge savings engendered by these two enactments will pay for a terrific health care system and yet leave bundles of money to help pay off the national debt.

Originally posted to Dr Brown on Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 06:17 AM PST.

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