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Hello Supreme Court may get another chance to rule on president Obama's health care a lot our next guest thinks health -- will continue to be confusing.
If it is not ready with -- without this law and he has some ideas on how the government can help streamline the process.
Joining us today care planners -- found there Alan Brownstein with more on the future of our health care system a -- We now basically for private insurer people who are privately insured right next here not gonna see that big changes yet right.
Stop designing next year actually go -- get every procedure done that I need to have done before it gets.
It's too late Tracy really sent confused about the question that -- that.
Which I really don't understand I think that 3000 page document made it extremely clear to everybody about what's going on right truth -- I don't know if you should run out.
And you what you need to do and I'm not -- -- because of the health care bill I think you're gonna have to wait and see what they do from a tax standpoint.
Or from a policy standpoint around it.
The Affordable Care Act really was meant to cover three areas.
Access quality and cost and these first few years what we're gonna see are more people getting access the system.
-- and then what we're gonna see on top of -- and these are things that are left to be worked out have that system.
Polices itself to a degree to -- better quality so we're not doing redundant tests -- that costs come down.
From a consumer standpoint I think we're just gonna remain confused for the next few years.
You're right I mean unless -- on the federal system those of us that are privately insured are going to remain confused because -- -- -- doctors are confused I was at my of these office yesterday asked him.
He said I have no idea.
They don't know so what are we supposed to do what's the solution here.
If I had the solution -- -- certainly there shall be something now I think it's this is -- Easier I think there are a lot of things that would make the system easier but let's go back to when Medicare came along -- Medicare was passed.
If you speak to people from the early days the first ten years of Medicare.
We're challenges they figured -- the economic realities around it what you can do as a consumer is we should have always done as a consumer just be prepared.
And so if you taking -- -- parents.
And you know that you're going to have to take care of -- parents put a plan in place now.
I think the the net result of the Affordable Care Act is that you and myself as consumers are more responsible for the costs inherent upon.
Because one of the problems with the whole system is -- the administrative part of it right it's so darned confusing this is something -- you do.
-- care planners help people get that stuff in line if only maybe.
The government could help us do that as well.
Yes -- I'm not sure whether that's the role of government given where the system has grown to but the systems Byzantine.
I mean we'll all agree it has way to many arms and get as many personal health records as -- doctors and you gonna nine doctors nothing is coordinated.
And I don't think there's anybody else in the system except for the consumer the end of the day.
Who's going to have to own up to the responsibility.
Of making sure that they're prepared and coordinated to deal with the system.
I don't think the system is going to take care view the way that it would have during the days of Marcus -- it just that's not the system.
And I suppose the -- all the confusion is your right many of us will pay way more attention.
I think that's right other than.
I think that made me feel really really good amount and -- -- -- it aren't paying out -- steam from care planners thinking you're being I don't know which -- -- provided.
But I thought I think it's a we're not alone we office in its trip to see you again okay thank you.