Real Affordable Healthcare

I have been struggling with the ACA, focusing on health insurance, and thinking that it hasn’t made healthcare affordable, or even necessarily accessible, by still too many people.

I think this article is what really needs to happen, world-wide.  This is awesome, and I’m scratching my head wondering why it hasn’t been done before.  Kudos to the engineering team who took it on and did it:

BYU engineers create inexpensive ‘do-it-yourself wheelchair’

To really make healthcare affordable, we need to go to the heart of the cost, which is not necessarily health insurance (or access to).  Although there are plenty of problems with insurance, such as driving the cost of healthcare up more than 100%, or not being available to people (although, as a private business… should they have to be available to everyone??).

Anyway, why are pills so expensive? Why can’t I do a strep test at home, for less than $5?  Why can’t kids have wheelchairs for less than $50, and allow us to make them ourselves?

I love this article… it’s heart-warming.  We need to support more stuff like this.

 

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