USA healthcare and Dr. Fauci have both quit. Can Biden fix this?
“Instead of building more nuclear weapons and starting more wars, Washington DC needs to start taking responsibility for the degradation of American’s health and act to fix the dreadful failure of healthcare in America,” says Nurse Practitioner Monique Deslauriers from Calais, Maine.
And then came the pandemic and America’s health care got worse.
“Most people receive their health care in office settings, and many clinicians working there experienced moral distress from how the pandemic limited the care they could provide to patients and from witnessing the pandemic’s effects on patients and coworkers,” said Donald Pathman, MD, MPH, a professor in the UNC Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Fauci who once said he may stay on until 2025 will flee GOP harassment in December
“Instead of pretending wisdom, Rand Paul and his extremist Republican hooligan friends who shat on Liz Cheney need to take the tooth picks from their mouths, remove the toilet paper hanging out of their britches, wear proper shirts and pants, and address America’s most respected doctor with humility and respectfulness. Rand Paul rants suggest he knows about as much about ‘gain of function’ and ‘epidemiology’ as does Donald Trump,” NP Deslaureirs sounded off when asked a question about healthcare at home. She is currently training nurses and doctors in Ukraine on specialized healthcare needed in the war zones.
Whether or not gain-of-function research on coronaviruses anywhere in the world contributed to the spread of COVID-19 is a worthwhile study, but we don’t know anything because there is ‘no evidence thus far to suggest such a thing happened’, say most experts FPMag has interviewed in the past few years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Claiming that Dr. Fauci or even Martians are responsible for COVID-19 is backed by zero facts whereas the knowledge-base on zoonotics suggests what happened with the ‘NCOV-19 leap to humans from other animals’ is well-known plus being predicted.
NIH Research proposed by NIH, to which Rand Paul refers, “sought to understand how bat coronaviruses evolve naturally in the environment to become transmissible to the human population,” a spokesperson for the NIH has said.
“Dr. Fauci has earned my respect. I have met with him at many conferences and heard his lectures on HIV/AIDS and all I can say is ‘Thank God for Dr. Fauci’, said NP Deslauriers.
“There are many other American doctors I feel confident in and hope they come forward to help rebuild the American healthcare system and the health insurance for everyone,” she added.
Historical Video. What has happened to health care in America
“Dr. Fauci, thank you for your calm and your clarity in this unnerving time and thank you to the medical workers, first responders, and their families for being on the front line.” Courtesy NBC. SNL Cold Open Featuring Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.
An era has come to an end. “Godspeed, Dr. Fauci and good luck in your ‘next chapter’,” say most medical practitioners.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said at the start of this week that he will soon leave government service (in December) to “pursue the next chapter” in his already long and very distinguished career as America’s disease fighter.
As US President Biden’s top medical adviser Dr. Fauci says he will also take his leave at the end of the year.
Dr. Fauci led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for nearly 40 years.
“So long as I’m healthy, which I am, and I’m energetic, which I am, and I’m passionate, which I am, I want to do some things outside of the realm of the federal government,” Dr. Fauci said in an interview.
American Health Care is in a shameful state because of greed and other faulty priorities of the Washington political crowd. If given enough time, Joe Biden could fix this problem instead of just patching the broken system. If not, more Americans will die from simple chronic ails that require unaffordable simple medical care, says overworked Nurse Practitioner.
Two Democrat Party administrations in the USA have tried and failed to fix health care in the USA until now. One Republican administration nearly destroyed what is left of healthcare in America.
File Photo: President Joe Biden prepares for a virtual meeting with governors to discuss efforts to protect access to reproductive health care, Friday, 1 July 2022, in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz. Photo is cropped. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag
Recent Biden Administration legislation has helped the healthcare system for Americans but it is ‘only a patch and not a remedy’, say numerous health experts.
The bill provides:
- Lower prescription drug costs for a few Americans.
- Seniors would also have insulin prices capped at $35 a month..
- Free vaccinations for seniors.
- Help paying for health insurance.
- Medicare program can negotiate some prescription drug prices with pharmaceuticals.
The most hope ever, rests on the Biden government and from all appearances, Joe Biden has not only the will but the ability to coalesce a fix for the massive failure of American Politicians on health care, but unfortunately, it is not seen as politically viable. It will cost money, like the amount spent on supplying weapons to Ukraine—weapons that are being sold all over the world to terrorists who hate America.
The sale of weapons by the military industrial base for the support of the proxy war in Ukraine is just one more thing that has priority over American’s health.
“To understand fully the persistent failure of the United States to enact national health insurance requires an appreciation not only of the role of government and the dynamics of politics but of underlying social realities,” writes Dr. DJ Rothman in A century of failure: health care reform in America” J Health Polit Policy Law. 1993 Summer; 18(2):271-86. DOI: 10.1215/03616878-18-2-271. PMID: 8360450.— Rothman DJ – Search Results – PubMed (nih.gov)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Medical Dept. has a few interesting things to say about health care in the United States.
- There is no universal healthcare [although polls indicate that among the public overall, 63% of U.S. adults say the government has the responsibility to provide health care coverage for all.]
- The US government does not provide health care benefits to citizens or visitors.
- Any time you get medical care, someone has to pay for it [and it will cost a lot of money and could wipe you out financially].
- Healthcare is very expensive. According to a U.S. government website, if you break your leg, you could end up with a bill for $7,500. If you need to stay in the hospital for three days, it would probably cost about $30,000, [a global extreme].
- Many people in the US have health insurance. Health insurance protects you from owing a lot of money to doctors or hospitals if you get sick or hurt. To get health insurance, you need to make regular payments (called “premiums”) to a health insurance company. In exchange, the company agrees to pay some, or all, of your medical bills. Learn more about health insurance.
- You will get most of your care from your “primary care provider” (PCP). After you buy health insurance, you can choose a PCP who is part of your insurance company’s network. Your new PCP could be a nurse practitioner or a physician. You will see your PCP when you need a physical exam or lab test, when you are sick, or if you need care for an ongoing condition, like diabetes or high blood pressure.
- You will usually need an appointment to get medical care. If you want to see your PCP, you will need to call your PCP’s office to make an appointment. When you call, you need to explain why you need the appointment. If you are sick or hurt, you will get an appointment very soon. If you just need a routine physical exam, you might have to wait several weeks or even a month.
Among the public overall, 63% of U.S. adults say the government has the responsibility to provide health care coverage for all, up slightly from 59% last year and probably growing ever since the last poll. This Pew Research Center survey was conducted in 2020 on 27 July through 2 August among 11,001 American adults.
Study: The medical press reports that using data from a survey of more than 2,000 primary care, dental, and behavioral health clinicians who work with low income patients in safety net clinics, UNC School of Medicine’s Donald Pathman, MD, MPH, found that nearly 72 percent reported experiencing either mild or intense levels of moral distress during the first year of the pandemic due to limits on what they could do for their patients, witnessing their patients’ struggles and the challenges of their own work situations.
“Most people receive their health care in office settings, and many clinicians working there experienced moral distress from how the pandemic limited the care they could provide to patients and from witnessing the pandemic’s effects on patients and coworkers,” said lead author Donald Pathman, MD, MPH, a professor in the UNC Department of Family Medicine.