The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It had been good for that man if he had not been born.”- Jesus
“When righteousness shall be manifested in the presence of the righteous themselves, who will be elected for their good works duly weighed by the Lord of spirits; and when the light of the righteous and the elect, who dwell on earth, shall be manifested; where will the habitation of sinners be? and where the place of rest for those who have rejected the Lord of spirits? It would have been better for them, had they never been born.”- Enoch
It’s odd how two people, who lived centuries apart, could say the same thing to people of their times…only to have no one hear those words.
Since very few people understand those words, we have a real problem when it comes to healthcare. For example, people really believe that healthcare is a right. People believe that healthcare is a system where MDs fix the bad lifestyle choices that made them unhealthy.
The truth is that living a healthy life is 90% lifestyle choices, environmental factors and no whining; 10% of your health is controlled by your genes (unless you are even more unlucky).
Since we live in an age of “not being responsible for yourself while the government should handle our problems”, I will provide an easy fix to the healthcare situation. That easy fix comes in the form of the Army Corps of Medical Doctors. There are two major factors to pulling this off.
First, just like the Army Corps of Engineers, the military can start a division of Army Corps of Medical Doctors. What happens is that people can join the Army with the specific intent to become a medical doctor.
Here is how it would work: To get into these Army Corps of Medical Doctor schools, a person must have a score of over 500 on the math portion of their SATs. They should also pass an English test that shows that they know English at the English 1a level (freshman college level English). That is it. Nothing else. Being a medical doctor requires the same intelligence as an auto mechanic.
When a person joins the Army Corps of Medical Doctors, they must agree to work at a county hospital, VA hospital, state hospital, or any other government hospital that runs on 100% taxpayer funds, for the same amount of years it takes them to become an MD.
In most cases, it should take about 10 years to become a full-fledged MD. So for 10 years, that person will be making a modest salary working at a government hospital. Of course, that means they will make about $150K a year, but remember, they have zero student debt and zero operational costs associated with a private practice, so the trade off is great. Think about it: If they save their money and don’t get into debt, that person can easily be a millionaire at the end of their 10-year obligation of working at the county or VA.
The Army Corps of Medical Doctors will provide 100% free health care to any person in the US. That means tourists, immigrants, homeless or wealthy bloke. It doesn’t matter; they will see anyone for anything. The Army Corps of Medical Doctors will take over all unused government-owned buildings and/or land and convert those properties into medical clinics and/or hospitals.
The students of the Army Corps of Medical Doctors (ACMD), will provide all medical treatments (under the direction of their instructors). All patients will sign a waiver stating that they cannot sue the ACMD for any reason (except for violations of Section 1983, federal law). If you want to kick heroin or crack, you can go to the local ACMD for free. If you have diabetes, go to the local ACMD. If you are lonely and want to try to pick up on a student MD, go to the local ACMD. The ACMD will see anyone for any reason and treat you accordingly.
Second, the government must do away with guaranteeing the banks that student loans will never go in default. Natural question is why? If banks stop giving out student loans willy nilly, universities will no longer have guaranteed sources of revenue. The universities will have to compete with the military to get students.
When the students wise up and opt to join the ACMD, medical schools will be forced to drop their prices. Young people will flock to the Army to become an MD, making most medical schools obsolete (if they don’t drastically drop their prices).
When the ACMD schools go head-to-head with medical schools, the ACMD schools will come out ahead, especially when you take into account the clinical experiences they will be able to provide their students. No reasonable student will opt to be $500K in debt (for an Ivy League or Stanford education). So to attract more students, these schools must either close their programs, ask alumni for more cash, or drop their prices. The marketplace will force them to drop their prices so much that you’ll think it is 1950.
The government will also drop all Medicare and all government health insurances, too. There will be no need for that. Why? The Local ACMD will cover everything.
As far as private insurance goes, all private insurance will eventually drop their prices. Eventually, the marketplace should turn into more of a private practice-based medical system vs. the big giant medical Kaiser Foundation system.
Why will private practices flourish? An MD will make more money working for themselves than what Kaiser can pay. Since school is either free or $100K (start to finish), a new MD’s operational cost will be minimal (marketing will be one of their biggest expenses and not student debt). Local employers could also buy benefit packages that will attract employees by featuring private practice MDs.
The third thing the government must do is get rid of all welfare programs/social programs. No more EBT cards. No more free phones from the Obama era. No more government handouts unless you are developmentally disabled, over 65, so mentally ill that you pose a real danger to society and/or all of the above.
Before I end, the ACMD will also include dentists, oral surgeons or any other person that fixes teeth. Nursing programs will be available too.
Healthcare is really not a problem in this country. What you just read is an easy solution to implement (basically get an MD, make that person a Lt. Gen.). We will save tons of money (trillions a year) while people stop complaining about healthcare being a right. No one will be forced to have insurance or go to an MD if they do not want to go. I have the right to not go to an MD.
Getting the government out of the private sector is the driving factor of this idea. Long story short, this is what Jesus and Enoch were talking about. No one understood them because they…! Never mind, write your congress people and make them do this.