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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