Meaningful healthcare reform can never happen as long as it is run by the DC crowd. And that is not a surprise. Real reform of a broken system can only be invented by those who suffer from the broken system, not by those who have created the loopholes to keep themselves out of trouble. Come on, if I was one of the “representative” I would probably have done the same.
Patient empowerment means something only when you are dissatisfied with the care you receive. If you are happy as recipient of care in a paternalistic system which takes all responsibility away from you, why would you fight it?
We need to start organizing the 5 million patients march on DC. That is the only way meaningful change will be considered seriously in the US capital.
submitted by Gilles Frydman (of Participatory Medicine and ACOR)