The health insurance we really need

by Christina on July 9, 2012

Here’s one of my favorite pieces regarding the Supreme Court’s recent upholding of the Affordable Care Act:

You can read the rest of the article here.

It is normal in our society to follow a disease-causing diet and sedentary lifestyle. A huge proportion of the health care dollars spent in the U.S. are spent on largely preventable diseases, whose rates are rising.   More medical care supports dependency on medications and the emotional expectation that drugs buy us health, rather than healthy habits and proper dietary choices.  Modern medicine actually weakens personal responsibility.” ~Dr. Fuhrman

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Kathleen Coco July 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Christina My Dear One:

I hope you never doubt you have chosen an ideal field of medicine. You could have maybe been a midwife, but Family Practice is the next best thing. Keep shouting on the unecessary testing. Here in rural Pa (yet a mere 2 hours from NYC) I am struggling to get my partners to even consider the “new” Pap guidelines. I keep explaining: When you test for a low likliehood outcome, in a grossly normal population, you are more likely to do harm by treating a false positive”. But isn’t more testing better?
But your point is two fold: Here in Monroe County, we also have a 70% smoking rate, 70% Obesitity rate and a 20% Breastfeeding Rate (And I am talking only leaving the hospital, not at 1 week or 6 months or 1 year!).
My work cut out for me. I still work 70 Hours/week. There is so very much to do.
I adore you and please find time to continue the Blog!
Kathleen Coco
Pocono Medical Center

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