In our zeal to manage our increasing health problems, we didn't notice that many health problems we are working to "manage" shouldn't even be there in the first place. I have seen this trend in veterinary care as well.
You'd think that the country that spends the most on health care -- that would be us -- would have the world's best health outcomes. Far from it. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare describes how health care in America has turned into a business.
If you want to get a clearer understanding not only of why the U.S. health care system fails so many of us but, more importantly, how we can transform it to make it the best in the world, go to the movies this weekend.
Committed, passionate people working inside a broken system find themselves trying to outrun the fire. Fortunately, though, I think we are at a unique moment in health care, with a rare opportunity for a true overhaul.
Hey, I'm on board with the first amendment; it's hard not to be, when I was taught to revere it. I'm afraid that removing drug commercials from the air might also lead to banning Huck Finn from public schools.