Posted by: drwbortz | June 28, 2012

The Mandate Mandate

Crisis creates opportunity. The furor over the US Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Health Care Mandate focuses on access and cost. But these are only tangential to the imperative issue that defines our broken health-care system.

Ours is not a Health-care system. It is a Disease-care system.

It is a system in which all resources are consumed by repair. Repair is a fiscal and scientific black hole with an inverse relationship between cost and benefit.

All the kings horses and all the kings men cannot make America healthy until it embraces a Commonhealth, in which every segment of society is committed to the assurance of our personal and collective potential. This unarguably is our most important national resource.

We must assume individual responsibility. This is of paramount importance. Each of us owns our health. We cannot download it on government or doctors or pills.

The solution is a massive campaign to eradicate health illiteracy. We need health in our classrooms and homes, not in expensive body shops.

Today we know enough to prevent 50% of illness and save trillions of dollars.

Mean-spirited and selfish short-term political posturing demeans our nation’s reach to assure full lives for all Americans.

Carpe Diem!

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