Having proper physical and mental health care is a human right. Communities and states are responsible for providing the best health care to their residents. Sick people should worry only about their well-being.
The culture of making a profit out of sickness is reprehensible and inhuman. Treating people who are in pain and providing the health care they need is one of the most honorable jobs. In the past, when the greed of corporatists was not controlling us, health care was provided by a physician who was eager to help people out of compassion and humanitarian senses; it wasn’t a business. Sick people were given the care they need with no obligation of paying the physician. The whole community was honoring, cooperatively, their physician with covering the expenses of medicine and what he needed to continue serving his community comfortably.
It is understandable that current medicine is more complex than ever before. And that the needed budget for researching and covering the expenses is very high. On the other hand, it is not understandable nor justifiable making a profit out of sickness. Helping people with what they suffer from must not be a business. The expenses of health care should be covered by the community through their local government or preferably an independent nonprofit organization. The current business of health care that includes pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and for-profit medical institutions is driven by greed and in some cases by evil ideologies.
The government cannot interfere in the patient-doctor relationship, nor regulate medicine, or be in control of the healthcare system. The federal government, especially, has no right to influence, regulate or control healthcare. Medicare and Medicaid must be completely provided, including regulations and funding, by the local state government.
Government health agencies are largely captured by special interests groups and big pharma. The corruption of the CDC, FDA, EPA, NIH, NIAID, and OSHA must end. These agencies, in fact, are utilized in a way that centralizes power and advances special interests groups. It might be a good idea to replace these agencies with local state agencies.