Thursday, July 05, 2007

They broke it, WE fix it

An english teammate was complaining about the complexities of the Healthcare system here in America. I asked one question:

"If you got hit by a bus, where would you rather be? England or America?" BMK smiles.

"Er, ah, um...I supposed I'd rather be in America....but that's not the point..." England scrambles to cover the kick.

"Shut up then," BMK finishes the try with flair.

I admit that the Healthcare system here in America has it's challenges, but it is up to the Consumer to fix it. Yes, I'm actually suggesting Rugby Players must be responsible off the pitch.

Here's what we're gonna do: Consumer Driven Healthcare, which is already helping the small business owner and the self-employed. It is the only way we can control costs, creating openness and competition in service pricing, coupled with prop-sized tax-advantages.

The set-piece of this movement will be the Health Savings Account, or HSA. Think of these as an IRA or 401(k) for your healthcare expenses. An HSA is your healthcare scrum-half, distributing the money(ball) between the health insurance, discount, and indemnity plans(forwards), and the fleet footed ERs, MDs, and other healthcare service providers(backs).

So, the next time some POME whinesabout not having socialized medicine, put the boot to his head and send him to the ER.... England. ;)

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