I just came back from a county leadership development initiative. It is a non-partisan committee designed to work with political leadership in our
city/state. We don't talk politics, we never mention parties or ideologies.
We talk issues and practical solutions, then beat the politicians with common sense until they do what we tell them. (not really, but it's often fun
to think about)
Tonight was interesting.
Our healthcare system is changing. We all know that, right? Basically, we can forget about most types of help from the federal government. The
federal government is getting out of the healthcare business. It's an over-simplification, but that's the approach we were taking tonight.
We looked at returning to community-based healthcare. Coordinating resources not reliant on federal funding. Utilizing existing volunteer services
and smartly spending the capital that we do have available to us.
I won't bore you with all the specifics because what we're doing is customizing our resources specific to our communities needs.
It'll be more targeted, more cost effective, and reach a broader range of people.
I can imagine we aren't the only ones doing it. We spoke of solutions and practical applications.
So even in this day and age, things can get accomplished without getting partisan, without blaming people or ideologies, without pointing fingers.
Things can actually get accomplished without the federal government even being involved, regardless of who is in office.
Anyhow, it was a long day, long night full of roundtable discussions, presentations, and initiatives designed to get things moving right away. So I'm
a little wound up and decided to share it here (because I can't sleep yet) and because good is being done in the world, good people are doing good
things, and not everyone is a partisan asshole.
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