Boston Globe Editorial About Unkindest Healthcare Cuts Misses the Mark....The Power Of The Pen Is Off target

November 21, 2008

The Boston Globe has an editorial today about the unkindest cuts and the suffering in healthcare. Due respect to what this editorial states, the power of the pen continues to be off target. Nothing will be done in healthcare until such time the sellers and providers are held accountable: hospitals, insurers, drug companies, and government.

Consumers, citizens in need, and businesses cannot be expected to be continually victimized on behalf of healthcare industry greed and constant costly corrupt practices.

Hospital deregulation in the early 1990 era was to foster healthcare competition and did not. You saw, see, and will see the survival of the deep pockets and not the most efficient in the hospital and healthcare delivery care system.

Partners Healthcare and its monopolistic practices is exterminating community hospitals and centers and the catering allowance of boutique healthcare for the very well off from everywhere continues to the detriment of all.

The constant high price advertising and million dollar plus salaries for former failed government geniuses such as Republican Charles Baker from the financially bailed out Harvard Pilgrim healthcare and now Democrat James Roosevelt at Tufts healthcare occupying a most well heeled financial CEO perch is the high point of greed that the auto company honchos should emulate. Their continued frazzle dazzle made state government to go from a provider of human services to a buyer of unmonitored health services.

For profit, non profit, and not for profit Massachusetts healthcare from top to bottom needs an in depth greed analysis. The current Massachusetts system of healthcare for the not and under insured scammed, launched, and implemented from PR lobbyist guy Jack Connors, The Vault, and Chamber of Commerce deserves a self audit for care, concern, and compassion.

Waste, fraud, and Abuse in healthcare premiums, drugs, and tax dollars being squandered in healthcare and non quality services must be addressed.

Time to listen and address healthcare from the bottom up from consumers, medical support staff, nurses, doctors and not top down from the sell serving medical CEO golden bonus crowd of managers, dysfunctional legislature, and infiltrated so called business groups that the healthcare industries paying dues victimizes non healthcare businesses battling to maintain the healthcare for themselves and employees.

The time has come for a legislature to do something in healthcare that is a right for every resident of this state by listening to the citizenry and telling the healthcare industry enough is enough.