I did feel that given the limits we have on healthcare, “Obama care” was at least a step in the right direction allowing more people to get care. But given a real choice of removing those limits and having Real choices of actual effective therapies like TCM, reiki, acupuncture, hydrotherapy like in Japan and Europe I would choose real choice. Unfortunately those are not the options now. It is “Obamacare” or nothing for far too many. Imho healthcare should NEVER be a profit seeking venture. I think no insurance should exist and no corporations should ever be allowed to profit from any aspect of health care. That would end Big Pharma and the Cancer Industry. In China they have universal care but for nonemergencies the first prescription was for some time reportedly to learn and do the 24 form tai chi for 6 weeks and come back after if still not well.
I sent this as a private email to my dad today, since he’s needing to evaluate some recommended treatments. Even with my own dad, I am not diagnosing or prescribing — just encouraging him to keep his eyes, ears and Spidey senses open. I thought my comments were worth sharing here, too, with a little addendum at the end:
On the rare occasions I was allowed into one of [my very health-challenged ex’s] doctor’s appointments, I would invariably ask two questions after the doctors had had their say:
1) If this were you, would you pursue this same diagnosis and treatment?
2) If this were your spouse, would you pursue this same diagnosis and course of treatment?
The squirming, lack of eye contact and question dodging were usually quite telling. Every once in awhile, a doctor would look me in the eye and say, “Well, if it were me, I…
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