A sad day for Trump’s healthcare plan

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In a Congress controlled by his own party, Trump faced the first major setback on Friday. Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system. I am sure he understands now that this is not a Business organization but a major political party that supports the country.

Even the desperate lobbying by the White House and the Speaker Paul Ryan, the Healthcare bill was unable to garner the 216 votes it needed to pass. Trump stated ‘We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about the vote-getting process‘, however he was still trying to shift the blame on the Democrats.

No one really shows any signs of tackling the Obamacare health plan anytime soon, and Trump said that he would turn his attention to getting ‘big tax cuts‘ through Congress.

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I really wish that Trump tries a little harder.

India’s healthcare need to improve ethics, not policies

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The Indian healthcare is not even near the halfway mark to where it is needed to be. The aim was to raise public health expenditure to 2.5 percent of the GDP gradually, by now but according to Minister of Health, JP Nadda, now this goal would happen by 2025.

The policy promises a system which sets and ensures standards in both government and private healthcare arrangements. National Healthcare Standards Organization (NHSO) – set standards would be the measure against which the patient can complain and an empowered tribunal will deal with grievances.

It is a common practice for in-patients to be visited by “other specialists” and be charged extra for that. Many doctors recommend a surgery for patients even though the patient doesn’t require such a surgery, only to get hands on more money. These relate to ethics. To honesty. And it does not need a new health policy to attend to.

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