The financing of the healthcare system in the
United States has been a subject of great debate and discussion. Assume
you were to have the power and authority to rearrange the method by which we
pay for healthcare in this country. If you could redesign the way we pay for
healthcare in the United States what payment methodology would your redesign
A lot of our healthcare dollars are currently eaten by administrative costs--filing for reimbursement, processing, etcetera. Instead of having these administrative costs, we should instead have overall sharing of the insurance dollars based on overall operating expenses and the level of activity. Apportionment, based on individuals seen instead of the number of tests taken, would help cut down on unnecessary testing and increase the amount of dollars going toward healthcare itself.