(UNEDITED) The debate over health care continues on. The insurance lobby is strong in their opposition to almost anything coming out of the oval office. Is there middle ground? A type of plan that both sides can agree upon. Maybe.
When a patient enters physical rehab, the insurance company gives them a time limit. The time limit varies depending on the condition of the patient and terms of coverage. What happens at the end of that time limit?
Evidently, the patient is wheeled to the street and then dumped in the gutter.
One without insurance never makes it into the rehab in order to reach the time limit and be wheeled to the street and then dumped in the gutter.
These gutter dwellers, both insured and uninsured offer an interesting case study. The insurance lobby doesn't want them. Nor does the gop in their united opposition to anything associated with people truly in need.
Could there be a solution that would take in both the unwanted from the insurance world and the dying and crippled from the world of uninsured?
A national hospice program could take in both those who reach the time limit, and those with pre-existing conditions who cannot qualify for care. There, the patient could rest in peace while waiting for available treatment. Accommodations could be spartan-like, implementing surplus beds and medical items.
If common ground could be found with the insurance lobby, legislation might come forth that appeases both sides of the aisle in congress.