Quoted from 8/23/09
Healthcare reform will fail you and I
To be clear every level of healthcare system is set up to deal with the foreseeable and definitively detectable. Mental healthcare is trickier. It is more difficult to diagnose and it is an inexact science. On top of that we allow general physicians who are not adequately qualified to diagnose mental health problems to prescribe drugs and treatment without the patient getting the benefit of a full physical and mental work up. Insurance companies treat mental healthcare as an extra annoyance. This despite all the knowledge we have accumulated that shows the yearly increase of mental health problems and medical problems tied to mental health problems a flaw prevails. The flaw centers around not one healthcare proposal sufficiently offering a clear path to reversing this trend. In truth they all support the continuation of this failure.
The key to heathcare and mental healthcare reform
One word “Education”. It may seem trivial but 15 minutes three time a week would go a long way. It can start in preschool. When you think about it we all dabble in this education with a concept we call “self improvement.” This is a yearly billion dollar industry. While we do have exercises and games to promote positive concepts, when do not have a complete core training concept. If we teach our children to speak mental health freely. If we teach them to employ positive thinking and mental health concepts from a young age, the number of untreated, misdiagnose, over diagnosed, misprescribed and over medicated people will decline. Instead of increasing the numbers by the thousands who suffer will reverse the trend. If only 1% benefits in the beginning, that 1% will grow exponentially over time. The reality is there are no quick fixes. This is no one part of healthcare where we can just add water and stir for an instant resolve.
In The Present
The fact is Obamacare is going through the pains I outlined back in 2009. Another fact is any healthcare reform plan when adopted would have gone through the same. That is where initiative and creativity need to be applied. There are steps yet to be taken.
Open Mindedness and Receptivity
The only answer I can give is the wheels of change have begun to spin. To halt them would be a disaster waiting to happen. Open mindedness and applied insight will make more positive progress than nitpicking and fingerpointing. We have the technology, brainpower, and the need to create positive change. Let’s stop the bickering and begin the process to take healthcare to a sufficient level to serve all Americans well.
The phrase “best of intentions” is one we’ve heard and will express many times throughout our life. “We had…”, “They had…”, You had…”, “I had…” those are usually the prefixes that come before. The words will shadow us all throughout life. But good intentions are not the only outcome.
Intentions have consequences. The problem is they are affected by outside factors. “We didn’t think it though.” “We couldn’t have known about that.” And of course the famous “You’re kidding me, right? Those are comments usually accompanied by the “oops factor.”
Outcomes whether good or bad
The intentions are what really matter. The intention is what we should associate those who took the action. That which matters is what those meant not always what the results are. It could mean all the difference world between people.
Thought and creativity have one thing in common. We have to take our time and think on it. Don’t allow our selves to rushed and don’t put ourselves in position to be rushed. Sure you may feel you do your best work under pressure but the flowering of true creativity works best when freedom is the word.
Pressure adds constraints
Suddenly, we are racing against the clock. If your creativity were a pie chart, on slice would be on beating the clock. That thought is wasting mental processes that could be applied to the process of creation. It’s a deadspot weighing you down with needless pressure.
It the lacking of constraints the adds gusto and flair to projects. You can do things like embellish, change, and add on enhancements. The project results are fuller and more attractive. Challenge yourself and try something new.
Interestingly enough on a The Rich Naran Live podcast one week I posted this piece which you should listen to before reading on:
The Reality of Words Versus Actions (right click open in new window)
Going back to Facebook I posted on a friend’s page who was promoting support for a man who was told he could not fly an American flag and a military service flag. Now this illustrates the point of my podcast to the hilt. I “Liked” the post and asked “Why?” hoping to get the story behind this absurdity being decreed. A person who not only does not know me, but is not friended by the host poster commented through a third party with an infantile and ignorant insult aimed at me. Now if he were a friend of the page host or myself he would have seen I “Liked” the post and his perception was totally off base. And again if he had an affiliation with either of us he would have been aware of my history of support for veterans and my efforts to increase awareness of American companies giving away overseas for free technologies the disabled and declining to offer the same to our disabled veterans. There also my past efforts during the Bush area to promote the awareness of cutbacks to and the lack of medical and mental healthcare for returning vets at my former websites. One of which, ProjectHealthcare, was given notice by Forbes.com at the time. In other words he have would had the awareness tools to construct a different perspective and never would have instituted his unrelenting acts of self righteous ignorance.
Lack of knowledge
That is the main reason behind most misinterpretations as it was in many ways in this case. The cues were all there but this person wasn’t aware. And as happens this person refused to accept responsibility for his display of ignorance he continued to expound on it. Instead of an “Oops, sorry about that pal” he tried to reverse the blame. Let’s also keep in mind his aggressive display of stupidity violated several points in the terms of service according to Facebook and by reporting this event he would probably have had his account suspended. Sniping third party sites and posting vulgarities is a big no-no. I choose the high road obviously this person had dibs on the low road already. The lesson is to be careful in both real world and online social circles of what you respond to. Of course also pause and think before you do. This whole event was needless as was like the person who caused it is as well. Again if you haven’t give a listen to the podcast and understand our own perceptions are not always on the mark.