Calling the Best and Brightest
Kevin Salwen on Health & Wellness
About five years ago, Internet users complained that there was virtually no reasonable way to navigate the Web. It's like the largest library in the world as arranged by a three-year-old, one writer said. Enter Google and other brilliantly crafted means to search. Suddenly, we have order amid chaos.
Now, it's time for the next Sergey Brin or Larry Page to step up -- but this go-round, it's all about health care. We are in deep crisis with our medical care and the effect is reaching further and further into every walk of life. Doctors hate their jobs, insurers and lawyers dictate the quality of care, people can't get the healing they need (If I am told to see one more 'physician's assistant' instead of my doctor, I'm going to scream).
As further evidence, today's New York Times reports that the rising cost of health care 'has become a significant factor in the employment slump... with many businesses reluctant to hire full-time employees because health insurance, which now costs the nation's employers an average of about $3,000 a year for each worker, has become one of the fastest-growing costs for companies.'
This must be fixed. Usually, I don't post something when I have no ideas of how to solve it. But I'm stumped here. Best, brightest, are you out there?