Obama: Health Reform is not a luxury, but a necessity

Posted: June 16, 2009 in Media & Communication, Politics, Talks
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I like this quote a lot! I took it from Obama’s recent speech to the American Medical Association:

“When it comes to the cost of our health care, then, the status quo is unsustainable. Reform is not a luxury, but a necessity. I know there has been much discussion about what reform would cost, and rightly so. This is a test of whether we – Democrats and Republicans alike – are serious about holding the line on new spending and restoring fiscal discipline.” – Obama, via USAToday.com

Obama highlighted two important actions in his plan of US health reform strategy:

  1. EMRs:
    “we need to upgrade our medical records by switching from a paper to an electronic system of record keeping”
  2. Preventative Care:
    “invest more in preventive care so that we can avoid illness and disease in the first place. That starts with each of us taking more responsibility for our health and the health of our children.”

Boy do I wish to hear someone here talking along the same lines as Obama that is in power and is in charge of taking action! WAKE UP!!!

  1. cpacek says:

    i just worry about the end game. By this I mean the gathering of DNA. As well as some politician deciding who gets what treatments. If it is handled 100% by doctors then I am fine. That means no politicians or insurance companies. The government has ZERO right to my health records. I am totally fine with the preventative care that is a good idea.

    • dhuwail says:

      I agree with you cpacek, somewhat though. I think a government should be there, but it should be clean and not corrupt! It’s role would be to only police and protect people’s rights. I think matters should always be left with people experts in the field, so if it’s medicine then with clinicians (that includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, … etc) but who can also lead. It’s not enough to be an expert but have lousy leadership skills 🙂

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