[from John] We’ve talked about various aspects of a Universal Health Care System; however, we’ve never addressed the mechanics of writing such a bill. We know that HB 3200 is more than 1000 pages long. Who wrote that bill? Staff members? Doubtful. What are the qualifications of those who wrote the bill? Were any lobbyists involved? Writing such a bill must be expensive, see the sample bill below. Where does the money come from?
A Universal Health Care System
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. Funding
Section 3. Transition (from Medicare Medicaid to the new system)
Section 4. Tort Reform
Section 2a. Registered medical practitioners.
Section 2b. Hospitals and clinics
Section 5. Standardized Electronic Accounting System
Section 6. Corporate/University/Government R&D programs
Section 6a. Medicines
Section 6b. Equipment
Section 6c. Procedures
Section 7. Re-apportion duties between Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.
(allow NPs and RNs to perform routine medical duties now required of doctors.)
Section 8. Establish clinical system to relieve emergency rooms work load.
Section 9. Catastrophic Insurance
Section 10. Health Maintenance Accounts
Section 10a. Fund maintenance and accountability
Section 10b. Personal accounts
Section 10c. Functions and procedures
Section 11. Procedures not covered by Sections 9 and 10
Section 11a. Private health Insurance
Section 11b. Indigenous personnel