Quality healthcare should not be a luxury in our great city- it should be a standard
40% of healthcare costs go to waste due to inefficient industry practices that are extremely costly and time-consuming. For example, it takes a sick patient anywhere from several hours to an entire day just to get through triage. Healthcare providers just like in any other industry, have employees that must be paid, drugs and equipment that must be financed. Additionally, physicians have student loans to pay off, so the costs are already through the roof before the doctor even sees the first patient. Washington cannot fix this problem by repealing Obamacare and replacing it with another healthcare act because the cost of healthcare is still the same at the service level. We must first stop the bleeding by having a laser-like focus on where the money is going to waste and fix it once and for all. We should work with healthcare providers to establish standards that will get a sick patient out of triage in minutes rather than hours. We also have to lobby to do something about the outrageous cost of prescription drugs. Quality healthcare should not be a luxury in our great city- it should be a standard.