Health Care, Consuming And Politics In America

Steffen Schmidt | | January 5, 2013

We know that escalating healthcare costs are a huge threat to our national solvency, to budget deficits and the national debt. It is the major political issue as we have seen over the battle for and against ObamaCare. It continues to simmer in the form of coming battles over Medicare and Medicaid.

The basic facts are, “About 44 million people in this country have no health insurance, and another 38 million have inadequate health insurance. This means that nearly one-third of Americans face each day without the security of knowing that, if and when they need it, medical care is available to them and their families“ according to the PBS investigative report “Healthcare Crisis: Who’s at Risk?” See and read all about it at

This issue is so complex that most Americans tune out and go about their normal lives hoping for the best. Many people simply can’t afford health insurance so they live day to day without medical check ups for themselves and their families. When they get sick they often wait as long as possible and only try to get help when absolutely necessary often by going to an emergency room...