Saturday, February 28, 2009
Bogotiphication by Attorney
There are many things that I would love to fix about our healthcare system and I have described those elsewhere in this blog, but one of the biggest things is that I would love to see is medicine practiced for the good of both the individual and the community. To do this we need to empiracly look at what works and what does not and provide that knowledge to our patients so that they can decide in their minds what would be best for them. An essential part of this process is to seperate the morass of the medicolegal mess that has eroded into medicine like a slowly growing and metasitisizing squaous cell. Unfortunately, we now have a nominee for Health and Human Services whose vast medical and public health experience is being executive director and chief lobbyist for the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, and then the Kansas Insurance Commissioner, an elected post which she obtained with financial help from the insurance companies. So, the person in charge of medicine and the overall healthcare of the United States is a trial attorney who works for Big Insurance.