The conductor becomes less effective if also asked to manage the lighting. Nuance is lost if water balloons are hurled on stage during the most dramatic moments of performance. And so it has become with physicians.If we can allow, even for a brief moment, that this is true across the country in every doctor's office, might this matter to you the patient when you arrive in your doctor's office in your most vulnerable state? Would you like to place your mortal physical body in the hands of a person in such a compromised position?
We repeatedly trust our government with more demands, yet abhor its result. Our approval of Congress rests, at best, at an abysmal 15%. And yet, we indulge ourselves with the Utopian vision of progress in health care which necessitates an ignoring of the realities on the ground. Like an alcoholic, we are enabled in our denial, blindly handing our co-dependent government the keys to our own care.
Now, do we get in the car? Or do we take the wheel?