This Day’s work begins with a page from my book, “Skies of My Self, Soul and Spirit: Psalms for Delight and Devotion. The page title is ” The Reality of Restoration” and it can be found on page 21. I wrote this prayer on May 29, 2007 and today I see it is a way […]
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At a health care town hall last year, our representative said that US citizens have not given Congress a mandate for health care.
I raised my hand. “I beg to differ. The mandate is already law. The law says that no person in the US can be refused care at any emergency room. We have the mandate. Unfortunately the emergency room is the most expensive and cruel and last minute care that we could possibly choose.”
Expensive: any ER visit costs more than a whole day of visits to my rural family medicine clinic.
Last minute: the emergency room doesn’t do chronic care. Their purpose is to 1. try to stop someone from dying and 2. decide if the person should be hospitalized or should follow up in clinic. They do not do prenatal care, treat high blood pressure, treat diabetes, depression, high cholesterol, alcoholism. They do not do chronic…
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