Health Care: A massive problem.
It’s been a problem for the last 50 years.
It has become so widespread that we have a lot of patients without doctors and the doctors are struggling to do the work they are supposed to do.
That’s a huge problem.
I think it’s the most serious problem we have in healthcare, period.
It would take a lot to fix it.
There’s been so much research done.
It could be a lot cheaper and faster.
And that’s what we’ve been trying to do with Medicare Part D. We’re trying to figure out how to get the most cost-effective and most effective way to cover people, which is getting people the care they need, and also, in a way, getting the most data to better inform the policy that they’re going to have.
So I’m glad we’re doing this.
The problem with Part D is the cost, because the people that are going to be hurt most by the change, the least likely to benefit, are the people who are already burdened by having too much debt and who are still not receiving the care that they need.
So it’s a very tough problem to solve.
But it’s also a very difficult problem to fix.
Now, I think one of the things that really gets attention is that in Medicare Part A, there are two different levels of care.
There are a couple of different categories, and I think there is a huge disconnect between them.
And I think that’s something that has to be addressed, and it needs to be resolved.
And one of my priorities as President is to fix this.
But I think the other is, we have to be able to move faster.
We have to move more quickly to get people the help they need and the care we need.
And we have got to do that by doing what we do best: We’re going through this process of reforming Medicare, and that’s going to require us to have a comprehensive reform plan that covers everyone.
And the good news is that there’s already an idea out there that’s really going to solve this problem.
But there are a lot more things we need to do, and we have more work to do to make sure that we get this right.
But the fact that this is something that we’ve got to get started on right away, is really the reason we’re in this position.
Because the fact is, Medicare Part C is just the tip of the iceberg, and Medicare Part B is only one part of it.
We’ve got a lot that we need done, but we’ve also got a long way to go, and the problem is that it’s going in the wrong direction.
This is a long-term problem.
This will be a long time coming, but the fact of the matter is, when you have a system like Medicare Part S that is so heavily skewed toward the wealthy and the insurance companies, that it makes no sense, and people are paying for it, that’s when you end up with this problem of people who have too much in debt and are not getting the care and support that they are entitled to.
We want to be a nation of opportunity.
And to have this problem, we need the help that we can get.
So we’ve worked to make this happen.
But now, as we get closer to the end of this year, it is imperative that we start making real progress to fix the problem.
The other part of this, I’ve talked to a lot, has been that people are not understanding what the cost is of these kinds of changes, or what they’re actually going to cost.
And so, for example, when I was in charge of the Medicare trust fund, I knew we were going to need a plan for Part D that was a very conservative one, one that was very modest in its spending, and a very modest one in its benefits.
So one of those was going to come out as a big plan in the first quarter of 2021, the first part of 2021.
And then it was going, we’ll see.
And it didn’t.
And there’s a lot there, and there’s plenty of room for improvement, and in some cases, it’s been an opportunity for us to do a lot.
So what we’re going for, we’re not talking about the same thing we were talking about five years ago.
We can have a big, bold, big, broad-based reform plan.
And what we want to do is get the best of both worlds, because that’s how we are going a long, long way, to making the United States a place where everybody can get the care, and everybody can afford the care.
And this is not about trying to make a buck, or make a lot money, or go to a fancy restaurant and pay a lot for your dinner.
We are making a lot by doing this, and for a lot in the short run, but for a long run, it can make a big difference