An International Health Care Concept
With the changing world, a joining of nations exists as never before. The problems of one nation become the problems of all nations. One of the major problems is health care for the people of the world. After many years of service in the health care field, we came to the realization that a treatment modality can be tailored for the specific diseases of an area and could only be achieved through a highly localized vehicle. The enormous cost of permanent facilities has made health care evermore expensive, so an alternative source was explored. The realization that 1/2 of the worlds population lived in rural communities gave rise to the idea of a mobile clinic, or small hospitals or clinics that could be united with a central processing system would be the least expensive ways to provide health care.
To achieve the most economic ways that provides this type of care; many types of hospitals and clinics were researched. The treatment modality was emergency care and prevention, rather than long term surgical care. Several types of medical care could thus be achieved. By changing the treatment modality, dental, general medical, ob-gyn, eye care, and general health screening; each hospital and clinic could be equipped with the treatment of choice. By combining all of the treatment modalities in a single location, a form of one stop shopping for health car would be available at a reduced cost.
By the multiplicity of equipment, maintenance could be simplified. The supplies could be standardized for time limits and replenished at monthly intervals. The labor force would be small, and cross-trained, giving a reduction of cost. Thus the entire approach to health care is one of mobility, specific treatment modalities, and a minimum cost per individual treated. We fully realize that this is not all the answers to health care, but perhaps a giant step to solving some of the problems.
By using a health card concept we can virtually eliminate the endless paper work that cripples most hospitals. Each individual will be given his own card with his picture or other biometric data for identification. All of his health history from birth to death would be contained on this card. To protect his privacy only that part of the health history pertinent to his doctor would be available. The card would be backed up by a central data base that in the event that the card was lost or stolen only the patient would be able to receive another one. The card would also contain any insurance billing instructions, electronic claims, and his access to the national saving plan for health.
A second and more pressing problem with health care exists in the third world, which is how to pay for it. In the remote villages and towns, the need is always present. Seldom is a budget for health care available. What do you do?
The Chinese address this problem differently than anyone else. First they build a plant or some type of industry. Then they hire employees. Out of the profits, they provide health care for their employees and families. The outsourcing of the plant then provides collateral employment and a village or city arises with some of the problems addressed.
We have tried many approaches to this problem. A few are as follows:
None work very well, so what is the answer? Everywhere when health treatment is given free, follow up does not exist. People want to give something in return for their care. Trinkets, labor, gold, precious stones and many other barter items are available for payment.
A universal premise exists world wide. First there must be food, then there must be shelter, and then comes health care. It is not the primary concern. Therefore, we are now adopting the Chinese philosophy. Provide work, so they can provide for themselves. This severely limits our world wide expansion. Now we must limit our growth to those areas where our expertise lends to the industry we provide. Mining or raw materials exists almost everywhere. It is labor intensive and provides a commodity that can be sold. It lends well to centralization as evidenced by the mining towns of early America. Agra products are the other universal material. Nowhere are Agra products more available than the jungles of the world.
Based upon this premise two locations have been chosen. South Africa for its mining, and Amazon Peru for its Agra business. We will first establish a business and then have the business provide the hospitals and or clinics. In this way the cash flow needed for the health care has some earning capacity and is able to replace itself.