Our Healthcare system is broken. For whatever reason our elected officials in Washington can’t seem to come to any reasonable solutions and continue to play the blame game. In the mean time families struggling to make ends meet are faced with rising insurance premiums, exorbitant medical bills and possibly even the prospect of not being able to afford healthcare coverage all together. This is a sad state of affairs and has been going on for far too long.
It is time we put the necessary resources behind coming up with a suitable solution and stop all the political nonsense. This is not a time for ideologies to prevent the institution of real solutions. This is a serious problem that affects every individual and it needs to be addressed.
Mike believes that Albany could be doing more to fix this problem. In Mike’s capacity as a Financial Professional and an Accountant he has worked with individual taxpayers as well as business owners of all sizes to help them navigate through the complex Healthcare System. He has spoken with many Healthcare Professionals, He understands the intricacies of this problem, and he believes that there are solutions if everyone is willing to work together and compromise.
Mike has devoted more than 23 years of his life towards public safety and helping the community through many difficult experiences. As a Volunteer Firefighter he has been available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has routinely given up quality family time or been called from work to help his neighbors in their time of need. Rising to the rank of Fire Chief, he sees firsthand the holes in our public safety system. None of which are more glaring than the escalation of the country’s Opiate addiction epidemic.
While our elected officials provide a lot of talk on this matter, as a First Responder, Mike is attempting to combat this problem every day. He sees the effect that this growing crisis is having as the number of patients needing treatment continues to rise. Sometimes seeing the same individuals overdosing twice in the same day and their families don’t’ have anywhere to turn for help. Families believing that once their loved one is taken to the hospital they will finally get the treatment that they need. Nothing could be further from the truth. Their family member is released from the hospital once their medical condition is corrected and the family is forced to tackle the addiction problem all alone.
This needs to be corrected and there really is no time to wait. The drugs being used are getting stronger, more people are dying from overdoses and our First Responders are continuously being put at greater risk.
This is a problem that puts everyone at risk and has already touched so many lives.
Albany needs to get behind real efforts to tackle this problem and be committed to real solutions. Not enough has been done in this area and our residents continue to have their safety compromised.
Unless some real action is taken on this problem it will continue to grow and more and more of our loved ones will be put at risk on a daily basis. This is unacceptable.