Ownership

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When we have ownership in something, we definitely tend to take the best care of it. I have been renting my house out parttime and while most guests are good, some are clearly careless. I would never do some of these destructive things to my home.
I believe that we all need to take more ownership, especially in our country. Those who have to pay their way tend to limit their spending, but those who are not required to pay seem to have no concern for costs. We see this everyday in healthcare. Many people who have to pay will sacrifice their health to save money, while those not required to pay clog up the system. While I am happy to help anyone regardless of financial resources, the current system is not fair.

Law

Law
It seems to me our government has lost all perspective. Our Congress continues to make laws, perhaps in good faith, that add a tremendous financial burden to society without true benefits. For example, while there is no doubt we have a serious drug abuse problem in our country, will putting expensive restraints on the use of prescribed narcotics for pain solve it? I seriously doubt it. My friend just had a narcotic prescribed for severe pain from a shoulder injury and the drug screen required cost over $1000. (Whose lobbyist won that cash cow) Meanwhile there is a huge push to legalize marijuana. Congress can make these “trivial” laws, but cannot fix healthcare, education, or the economy. Perhaps a Presidential order or a Supreme Court ruling can intervene…who makes laws again??70444885-D7BA-4C15-876D-1513F78B2CE3.jpeg

Layers

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When I think of layers, I generally think of the peeling off of layers of clothing or layers of skin. But today I read an amazing article (Physicians aren’t ‘burning out.’ They’re suffering from moral injury by Drs. Talbot and Dean) on the moral injury of physicians by a broken healthcare system. In my medical mind which has many years of experience, I believe the authors are exactly correct with their assessment. As this kind of honest information about physicians hits the media, I feel the first layers of this massive medical bureaucratic quagmire begin to peel—a glimmer of hope.