A Second Opinion, subtitled “Rescuing America’s Health Care A Plan for Universal Coverage Serving Patients Over Profits,” is based on a shocking concept: a doctor who puts patient care above personal profit. Arnold Relman is truly a patient’s doctor.
Dr. Relman’s proposal is a logical, multi-pronged approach that requires change on the part of not only insurance companies but also on the part of the physicians. A standard health care package would be available for everyone and would be supplemented by private insurance people could buy. Now comes the stunner - wait for it: doctors working in non-profit organizations with their salaries decided based on the groups’ management.
A Second Opinion is an easy, convincing read that should be mandatory for every American, especially all politicians. If this plan is implemented, hopefully under the guidance of Relman, we may finally be able to provide health care for everyone without bankrupting anyone. Thank you, Dr. Relman. I only hope people will sit up and take notice of your plan.