I don’t pretend to make sense of politics. But let me make one thing clear:
We live in the wealthiest country in the world, and healthcare should be a right, not just for the privileged few.
We need to change the structure of healthcare- we need to encourage a relationship based model like the Nuka Model of healthcare in Alaska, run by SouthCentral Foundation. Where they have better “compliance,” lower hospital admissions, better quality of care, more satisfaction, and lower costs than any healthcare system out there. The cost to the customer/owners (what many call patients) – zip.
There is nothing wrong with having the government subsidize healthcare policies- or provide them for all. But that is not the end of it. The real change in healthcare comes from fostering the relationship between the providers, the hospitals, and the patients.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and received his MD. Dr. Simpson, a renowned weight loss surgeon, is a leading advocate of culinary medicine. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit www.terrysimpson.com.