This week I watched the documentary film, Whole Life Health Care. The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is all very appropriate for today’s time when we have such a dire crisis of health and so many people are going without. In the film, Dr. King himself said that we need to stop the medical care system and change it to one that is more holistic. He felt that the medical system was not being good enough.
That’s a big theme for us at Whole Life Health Care. Like many others, we believe that the medical system is broken and needs to be changed. We want to be able to talk to our doctor about holistic health, and we want to be able to discuss new ideas with our GP. It makes sense that a lot of people have health problems. It also makes sense that health problems are most prevalent among people who are overweight.
We’re always interested in what’s going on with the health care system, because you can’t fight the tide and we don’t have the answers for how to fix it. We want to be able to talk to our doctor about new ways of treating our health problems, and we want to be able to discuss new ideas with our GP.
Well, you can’t blame doctors for not being able to fix health care. It’s just that the health care system is in its infancy compared to the rest of the world. And unlike our other problems, there are no easy answers for how to fix health care. Most doctors are fairly useless in providing health care, and some are downright evil.
One solution is to improve the health care system. We can have a single, universal health care system like we have in the US, or we can improve on the current system. But the problem is that the people running the health care system aren’t always willing to fix it. For example, the federal government spent about $1 billion on Medicare in the last year, and the US is the only industrialized country that doesn’t have a federal health care system.
That would seem to be a pretty good solution. But then, it is a solution, and in the US, the people running the health care system are not willing to fix it, and they refuse to acknowledge that the current system is broken. That makes it worse, because it makes it impossible for people to get the care they need. As a result, people die. That’s how the system works, and it should work.
For too long we’ve had an ill-defined, overpriced, inefficient, fragmented, and often dysfunctional health care system, that has caused a lot of unnecessary suffering. But I hate to say it, but we’re getting there. And it will only get better.
But first, I know we’re all really busy, so this just feels like a quick note. However, I wanted to point out that the government of Canada already has something called the Canadian Healthcare Benefit Plan. They call it “whole life health care”: their plan covers all the things that happen to you in your life, and it replaces the current fragmented system that has caused so much unnecessary suffering. In other words, this is “whole life care”.
While this is not a cure for any diseases, it will help people by reducing their costs. Since it covers your whole life, you’ll be able to stay in the same house longer and save money. Most Canadians will save about $7,000 a year on health care, and that’s after deducting the taxes you can’t possibly deduct. This is a great thing.
It’s not a cure for diseases, and it’s not going to save people from their current health care system. It is a benefit, though, and one that can help people to live their lives a little longer.