Bitterbarn’s Weblog

aka “The Bull” (some content not suitable for children or religous zealots)

Health Care Reform.

This is a serious post.
Politically popular and financially despised. I have been thinking a lot about whether I am for or against reform. Most, in health care agree that what we have right now is a failed state. Generally though, we think about the lack of continuity of care, we think about how we aren’t really making anyones quality of life better and we think mostly about all the red tape WE go through on a daily basis to make the business go. WE don’t really think about how its so costly or how many people don’t have access to it. In my mind; it should be costly. Its health. I personally don’t think everyone should have a right to it. everyone in our country already HAS the RIGHT to progress and prosper as they personally see fit. Every one in this country has the same opportunity.
anyway, I know the democrats are secretly trying to bring more allied heath care competition to the market. This idea is very unpopular to AMA. Who could blame them. The AMA has enjoyed a government enforced monopoly for ever. Because so many Americans believe the AMA knows best; this agenda has to be brought slowly and covertly. This is hard to explain. but if you research it some you’ll find its actually a good thing. Right wingers and conservatives quickly shoot down the idea of heath care reform and so also would I. Imagine a world where health care providers had to compete for your business. When you go to the “doctor” do you think of him/her as someone who is working for you? or are you slightly and subconsciously intimidated? Do you feel lucky/honored to talk to him and do you just take whatever he/she says as truth?? Completion is the one thing our heath care system lacks. Its been hard to change because you believe in the gate keeper. gate keeper ie medicine meaning the institution there of and the AMA. Did you know that most physical therapists and pharmacist hold the same academic degree as that of a medical doctor and yet they are restricted to practice their full scope of education because of the monopoly medicine keeps. Don’t you think a doctorate degree level pharmacist could tell you what to put on you yeast infection with the same proficiency as a “doctor”. I contest that he could.

In the future you will hear the term more and more often “Allied heath care” this refers to a group of professionals that did not go to medical school per se. but but hold doctorate degrees (usually) in their given fields. pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, audiology I would include chiropractors even. As the talks go on; medicine will seek to discount allied health professions. Be informed and don’t make emotionally based conclusions.

June 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Turbulance you say?????

Its been a while since I have sounded the warning cry for flying.

With todays events I was reminded of countless aviation catastrophies since my last blog early 2008 when I narrowly escaped with my life; while flying into salt lake. The tragic news this morning that more than 220 people are supposed to be dead after an air france air bus a330-200 “went missing”. Thats right “went mising”. It left Rio Brazil early this morning on its was to paris france.
The plane is a fairly new one. It has an “excellent” safty rating; and it is used in almost all of our us airlines. What they are saying is that “turbulance and possible a lighting strike” are responsible.
Thats funny. I think they mention “turbulance” on almost every flight I go on.
Last month I was on a flight. from salt lake to chicago. We made a stop in denver to pick up more passengers. (I don’t know somthing about wanting to make as much money as possible) On the was into Denver we hit some of this deadly “turbulance” they speak of. I subuquently got off the plane in denver; (sparing my life) and did not continue on to chicago.
This unnatural phenomna of “turbulace” is not really what bothers me. What bothers me is the nonchalante attitude taken by both those in and out of the industry. A little known fact is that pilots can fly the plane out of “turbulance”. Why don’t they? perhaps they don’t care? They fly everyday and likely take a cavilier approach to said turbulance. Even more disturbing is the likely hood that buisnessmen ie CEO’s and CFO’s disallowing pilots to manuver out of bad weather secondary to fuel economy.
Unitll somthing is done to make this industry resposible and safe I will continue to sound the alarm.
The idea that this is the “worst” avation catastrophe in 30 years; as is being said is a joke to me.

This just in: These planes are 100% computer flown. In the event of a total power outage; the plane cannot be flown by a human pilot.

update: heh, you have a computer don’t you? Can you garuntee me that your computer will make it thought the day with out freezing up or slowing down or loosing its connection?

June 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 6 Comments