Today, as I usually do, I watched the Doctors TV Show. This Show has been so informative for so many of us viewers. However today (1/23/13) they gave the best truth and hope for all of us to know. They pointed out what I've always wondered about and asked over and over but was never given an answer:
WHY DOES OUR HEALTHCARE COST SO MUCH!?
The problem is not the cost of the insurance or financial avenues needed to pay our medical bills, but the source of the cost that make medical bills so high. Today the Doctors revealed that doctors are suggesting unneeded tests, medicine and operations. Finally we have a public proclamation to the real reason for these outrageous costs.
As with our utilities services, states have a control to keep we, the consumer from being gouged. However, this would cause an extreme medical/financial breakdown to impose such measures upon the medical profession in one swoop, right now. However, we have general agencies, such as the Better Business Bureau that certify certain businesses so the consumer doesn't get taken. The Doctors, as I have said over and over, stated that we need to mention agencies that have the integrity to certify doctors, and medial agencies; much like Angie's List does for the general consumer.
My hats off to The Doctors and I can only hope that ABC will pass this “Hot Topic” on to their other Talk Shows, such as The View, etc. We need this question and concern to go viral!