Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Health care for ALL PEOPLE across ALL NATIONS

"Health care for all people..."

What do you think when you hear this phrase?

Add to it: "... across ALL NATIONS" and the idea becomes more daunting, doesn't it?

I challenge you: is is possible to provide health care for all people across all nations?

Is the concept of "universal health care" too costly to be practical? Or is this possible to provide quality health care at an affordable price for all people?

What can be done to manifest this idea into reality?

Call me a dreamer, but I WANT QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING. I'm not sure it is a divine right to be healthy. But it is a worthy ASPIRATION. I'm not the first to express this aspiration, either:

"Of all forms of inequity, injustice in health care is the most shocking and the most inhumane." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The truth of the matter is that in most cultures there is a delta between the people who "have" and those who "have less" than the first people. The richer and poorer and in between are the middle-class. Everyone WANTS quality health care. But not everyone can AFFORD health care.

The problem we face is that those who have health care provided through their employment only want to keep their costs lower (at reasonable quality) but much less so provide quality health care for those who DON'T have coverage.

In a related topic, I share a video about whether or not people could receive quality health care in a third-world environment. In the video, you meet Dr. Ernest Madu, Founder of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean in Kingston, Jamaica. I recall that a few years ago someone said to me they would never consider vacationing in the Caribbean because "they have no quality health care there if something were to happen." Dr. Madu demonstrates it is possible to offer world-class health care in the developing world, by utilizing smart design, implementing intelligent technology, and possessing a strong desire to serve others. Can his concepts be applied to universal health care?

Check it out:

I believe it is possible AND affordable to provide universal health care for all people. Remove corporate greed, utilize smart design, technology, and create a desire and this CAN be done.

Dr. Madu might agree with me.

What do you think? Is it possible to provide health care to ALL people across ALL nations?

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