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 went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. 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.