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2017.10.31 Photo - Town_Hall_with_Congressman_Huffman_in_Marin_(33475347186)

In Your Own Back Yard

    • Talk to your neighbors: Did they know that all of their “pay raise” in the last 10 years went into their employer’s group health plan premium, not into their paycheck? (see Segment 6 – Cost)
    • Ask your doctor if there are equally effective, lower-cost alternatives to your treatment plan (and don’t accept an evasive answer)
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Political Action

  • Write your state and federal representatives with these talking points
    • Soaring healthcare cost is draining lifeblood from the nation, and is unsustainable
    • 25% of spending is for inefficient, fragmented insurance processing
    • As much as another 20% is for wasteful or non-costworthy treatments
    • Cost-benefit analysis (like Oregon Health Plan 1994) can root out uncostworthy care
    • Rationing (budgeting and prioritizing) is ethically and politically acceptable
    • Direct Congressmen to this blog for more details
  • Write letters to the editor
  • Vote for leaders who understand the healthcare cost problem and commit to non-partisan solutions

Photo Credit:  By Fabrice Florin from Mill Valley, USA (Town Hall with Congressman Huffman in Marin) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons