Sunday, June 20, 2010

HEALTH REFORM 4 - Wednesday 16th June 2010

Health Reform #4 is amending the medical insurance legislation and establish a compulsory first party medical insurance levee based on people's income and their level of fitness.

On top of this people may choose to insure themselves against the gap between what the medical practitioners charge and what the government is willing to pay on their behalf.

Medical costs have reached 10% of GDP which means the starting price for the Medicare tax should be 10%.

Let's be realistic and make it 5%.

Take off 1% if you're close to your ideal weight. Under 25% fat for men and 35% fat for women

Take off 1 percent if you don't smoke.

Take off 1% if you're fit. You can run 35 x 20m laps in 5 minutes and do 20 situps and 20 pressups and 20 squats.

That brings down your compulsory, first party health insurance to 2%, thereby enabling the government to subsidize some of your medical costs and some of the costs of those unable to look after themselves.

This is the easy way to encourage people to keep themselves fit and healthy to the best of their ability. How much they pay becomes a choice.

It gives people and incentive to work on their fitness.

It gives fit and healthy people a reward for effort and pays for their gym membership. At the moment they subsidize the fat and lazy. That's not fair.

Sound easy? You betcha.

On the track
Out with the boys. Still sluggish.

In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and save yourself a poultice in Medicare fees; keep yourself in good shape, and what every you do, don't smoke.

John Miller

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