A sorry state

I just returned today from an oncology healthcare conference in The Windy City and I’m even more disgusted with the state of medical care in our country.

I knew our healthcare system is broken. We all know it, right? It permeates our news – now more than ever – but until I worked in a medical office, I really had no idea just how broken it is.

I’m trying to put together my thoughts into something more comprehensive than a ramble. I don’t want to be misunderstood. I don’t plan to attack the ACA (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) or either dominant political party.

I’m not a doctor or a politician, but just an administrator putting me in the low border side of middle class for my neck of the country (i.e., I wouldn’t even rate that in some other areas).

For now, just know that you should be as appalled as I am. You should be writing to your representatives telling them to take real and meaningful action. You should be arguing with your friends and coworkers to convince them to disregard party lines and fight for changes which will help us all, and not just put a gloss on a few.

Trust me.

It’s bad out there. We all better wish for a sip from the Holy Grail because decisions about our own health and that of those we love is going to get harder, not easier.

Fountain of Youth, Indian Burial Ground, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida.  Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer.  Date Created/Published: [1936 or 1937] (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/csas200800430/)

Fountain of Youth, Indian Burial Ground, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida.
Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer.
Date Created/Published: [1936 or 1937] (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/csas200800430/)

 

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