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.


SeaSpray said...
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SeaSpray said...

I'm sorry to hear that.

Supremacy Claus said...

The sole hope is the Hilarious, Immutable Law of Ironic Political Consequences. She will achieve the reverse of what she wanted.

SeaSpray said...

Hey Throckmorton!

I LOVED it! The show... "Lie to Me".

It is a fantastic show and I look forward to next week.

And the ending tonight.. wow. I always kind of knew that about myself. I could totally relate.

The part where the doctor tells her that the abusive person in her life made her who she is.. that was powerful. I assume he meant her gift of discerning behaviors, among other things.

I came from a good family.. but I I did have some "challenges" to overcome. I have joked that my dysfunctional background has enabled me to be the peacemaker in a group and to relate to/encourage people... because it was a matter of survival trying to read people and fit in and or ride out the storms. Not anything I was ever conscious of, back then... but I think we learn to adapt as necessary.

I have heard it said that we are the accumulation of all past experiences. :)

Anyway..I was totally into the psychobabble .. a thinking show,

Your wife has good taste in shows. Thanks for posting about it! :)

Sorry off know..just delete if you want. :)

Oh! And I also like how they show expressions/body language of famous people...very interesting.