Health Care for All, Tax Benefits for Doctors - Presidential Candidate Orion Karl Daley Proposes a 'People's Health Care Plan'
April 11, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsApril 2007 — Presidential candidate Orion Karl Daley proposes a federal health care program for all citizens that includes financial incentives for individual health care practitioners as well as HMOs.
Mr. Daley sees that the health, safety and welfare of the people represent the soundness of this nation. He believes that today's private sector health care is complicated, expensive, and only provides diminishing returns for its stated purpose.
Candidate Daley questions why the current administration has been indifferent — in his opinion — to the health care crisis and why prescription drug coverage has to be so costly? He thinks the government has not acted on lessons learned from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina — despite his belief that the government's only legitimate purpose is to serve the people.
Mr. Daley believes the government can lead health care innovations in order to benefit the people, and the private sector will follow in order to take advantage of the resulting business opportunities. When the private sector leads, the focus on business profits causes diminishing quality of service. His concern is that health care costs will continue to rise while private health care offers less and less benefit to the public.
He proposes the 'People's Health Care Plan.' This consists of a Federal universal health care program that leaves opportunity for the private sector to compete with fair additional offerings. Additionally, 'For the Good' community service based health care should be created for preventative health care.
1- The Federal Care program would afford fixed health care infrastructure costs, make services available when needed by all U.S. Citizens, and cover health treatments and remedies adequately up to 100% with quality service.
This is to include but not be limited to chronic care, emergencies, restorative health, post operative recovery treatments, and generic prescription programs. There are no deductibles and no loss of coverage when in between jobs, when economically disadvantaged or when in retirement.
The Federal Health Care Plan is to be funded by moving Medicare/Medicaid into a people's health care general fund. and by replacing normal employer/employee health care insurance plans with a monthly contribution to the people's health care general fund that is about half of what is normally paid. He believes that this alone as not being profit based can address basic quality coverage.
Additionally the Federal Care program is to be galvanized by funding from fully tax exempt health care bonds. OKD believes that the tax exempt bonds will become actively traded in the financial markets. They will also allow the public to make tax exempt investments.
In addition to having a robust health care fund,he believes that this also provides coverage of natural disasters like hurricane Katrina, for first responders when in a state of emergency, the public if when under a terrorist attack and epidemics which at this point are not being competently embraced by the government.
2- 'For the Good' community based offerings are to address the economically disadvantaged with a focus on preventative health care. Health practitioners may receive tax benefits based on community service quotas and level of service.
3- The Private Sector is welcome to operate honestly by offering competitive alternatives, add-ons for such things as elective surgery and post operative care, and additional services that they feel could interest consumers.
Election 2008 Candidate Daley presents a detailed overview of the People's Health Care Plan at http://unity2008.org as part his campaign platform in what he calls his new 'New Deal' for the people.