McCain Discusses Health Care Reform: Preventive Care

McCain Discusses Health Care Reform: Preventive Care



we all know that in America today tragically obesity diabetes and high blood pressure is on the rise with young Americans if I was a school board member I try to find out what the school lunch program is I try to see if there isn't physical education mandatory for all the students in some way we need education programs we need the Surgeon General to be engagement we need the President's Council on physical fitness engaged and we need to educate Americans because if we continue on this trend of unhealthy children in America there's no way we're going to ever be able to provide available and affordable health care to all Americans the final important principle of reform is to rediscover our sense of personal responsibility we must personally do everything we can to prevent expensive chronic diseases our rights in this country are protected by our personal sense of responsibility for our own well-being cases of diabetes are going up not only in the baby boom generation but among younger Americans obesity diabetes and high blood pressure are all on the rise parents who don't impart to their children a sense of personal responsibility for their health nutrition and exercise vital quality of life information that political correctness has expelled from our schools have failed their responsibilities also parents are responsible for ensuring that their children are covered with health insurance if as is often the case many options are already available to them research shows a coordinated care providers collaborating to produce the best health outcome offers better quality and cost less we should pay a single bill a single bill for high quality health care not an endless series of bills for pre-surgical tests visits hospitalization and surgery follow-up tests drugs and office visits paying for coordinated care means that every single provider is now United on being responsive to the needs of a single / of a single person the patient health information technology will flourish because the market will demand it clinics doctors hospitals clinics hospitals doctors and medical technology producers drug companies and every other provider of health care must be accountable and their transactions transparent families insurance companies the government whoever is paying the bill must understand exactly what their care costs and the outcome they received family's place a high value on quickly getting simple care and have shown a willingness to pay to get it if walk-in clinics in retail outlets are the most convenient cost-effective way for families to safely meet simple needs why should government stand in the way I will not the cheap if the cheapest way to get high quality care is to use advances in web technology to allow a doctor to practice across state lines then let them in disasters like Katrina we saw how stupid and harmful it is to refuse the services of doctors just because they had an out-of-state address we should have a national market place and if I'm elected president we will there are five concern 75% of health care costs in America if someone has diabetes we should give the health care provider a certain amount of money and say care for that patient and if at the end of that period of time then and that patient as well we'll give you a reward rather than every test every procedure every MRI and we need walk-in clinics and we need community health care and we need incentives for home health care as opposed to long-term care in my state of Arizona we adopted a proposal which incentivizes health care providers to keep people in home health care settings dramatically less expensive than long-term care in Arizona we have one half the number per capita of people in long-term care facilities as the state of Pennsylvania incentives to keep costs down charlie there are no incentives in the system today

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