Interesting concepts are always welcomed, specially when they arise out of globalization and internet connectivity, a colourful representation says with us for long. Dan Roam and Anthony Jones came up with this visual creation to throw light on the sensitive topic of health and portrayed it very effectively.
Check out our analysis of the slideshow below:
#1 – Healthcare in America is a BUSINESS!!
Napkin one states that most of the money in America comes from the health care. It further states that there is a close relations between the patient, doctor and the insurance guys.
But in the last couple of years, the insurance providers have taken the place of decision makers. This happened because health care has two aspects- doctors and insurance. Where one gives health, the other pays for it. The money and health is now in the hands of the consumer due to heavy competition.
Payment of insurance on time helps in the long run. With insurance one can cover many costs like doctors, medicines, products and services. This gives us a sense of security.
However much the insurance guys and doctors hate each other, they eventually have to admit the fact that they themselves are the source of income and business for each other. That’s the irony. Sometimes between these rivals, the consumer pays the price as he/she has to accommodate both the parties.
It is in times like these that the government comes into picture and most of the changes made are towards the insurance providers. The doctors in such cases go usually untouched.
#2 – What is Healthcare Reform all about?
When government makes changes, the reform is not that of the health care initiative but that of the insurance. Insurance companies also have to pay the share holders.
Their suffering shows when the world is blooming. Most insurance companies did well in those times when others jobs were at stake in the year 2008 (recession period).
Insurance providers complain that when a reform takes place, they are the ones who have to go through more hardships because these companies are made to adjust the most. They argue that they are to be paid for the reforms that do not benefit them as much.
#3 – What are the plans on the table?
The word care displays humanity, but not in the case of insurance companies. Health care in America is anything but charitable. It has turned extremely commercial and will show more profit oriented intentions in the years to come.
The public insurance holds the first place followed by private insurances which is then followed by restrictive private insurances. Insurance companies face a problem when the prices go up because insuring everyone means their costs go up. This in turn results in a competition with the co-operatives. It thus results in decreased in the numbers of customers who were willing to pay.
This also leads to government interfering.
Napkin #4 – Politics aside, what do the options me to ME?
The common man has to pay more even if presently employed and insured. So why reform? Because if we do nothing, it’s going to cost even more. People are concerned that reforms will bankrupt the USA. They need to recognize that health costs are already bankrupting us.
In the end, how we each decide to support reform will be guided by 3 questions: Should health be Change is coming; Will I be better a profit-driven how do I want to off shouting or business? pay for it? thinking?
A very clear and concise description and explaination of how the Healthcare Industry functions in the US. Anyone doing business in this industry, even if they are experienced would do well to go through this very simple, yet surprisingly effective, presentation. Its worth your while.