Yes, the money that we now pay to private insurance companies would go to an Ohio Health Care Board.
This board would determine how doctors would be paid. Just as is done today The Ohio Health Care Board will determine payment according to "customary charges". Medical professionels (not for profit health care corps.) can be seated on the Ohio Health Care Board as well as elected officials who will make these determinations. Customary charges are well-established guidleines presently in use and aren't really a factor. Salaries for doctors and nurses will be set by their employers just as they are now. Remember that SPAN's funding formula deals with eliminating profit and administrative overhead. Some payrolls may be trimmed as billing becomes more efficient. Anyone displaced as a result of enactment of the Act will be offered up to two years training including wages. The intent of the act is to offer universal health care that eleminates pre-existing conditions and disqualifications, co-pays and deductibles. It well promote wellness and preventative care, efficient administration and broaden access. It will not affect doctors and nurses wages and will require for profit corps to find their market at their own expense.
If you read the latest Reuters survey, 2/3 of American Doctors favor a single payer system over the patchwork system we presently have.
As far as my resume, I did work five years in the private sector after college before entering the education field.
I was elected to the Board of Education for the Struthers City School System in 2005.
As a Board of Education member, I was able to help take the district out of state fiscal control and debt and return the system to financial health in 2 years with the help of my fellow board members.
Also as a Struthers Board of Education member, I worked with the Save our Stadium Committee and the Board of Education to tear down and rebuild the football stadium without using additional taxpayer money.
As principal of Southern Local High School in Coulmbiana County, my school was named a “School of Promise” by the Ohio Department of Education for 2003/2004 school year. I also received a State Improvement Incentive Award for $50,000 for an 83% improvement on state proficiency tests.
I do not live with my mother. She passed away when I was 12 years old.
I am married and have 3 children, my oldest child is a first year student at YSU where I took out a loan to pay for her education.
I have 2 young sons with autism, and fight with my insurance company yearly over their treatment because my insurance company believes autism is not a "medical disability."
I know how the real world works. I deal with more real world problems on a daily basis more than you probably do.
I am a working man who pays two-thirds of my property taxes to fund my school district. I have worked hard in keeping costs down while improving education in the Struthers City Schools.
I know there is government waste, brought on by the politicians we continue to re-elect each year who are bought by lobbyists and PACS. I work everyday in trying to control government spending in my jobs. However, some people believe it's alright for the current insurance companies to have 20-30% administrative ovehead and not bat an eye.
You have every right to oppose my campaign, but the current system is broke and I am offering a solution to those individuals who can no longer survive the present
Dennis Spisak-Independent Green Party Candidate for State Representative-60th district
campaign site: [votespisak.tripod.com