posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 09:36 PM
S & F my friend! I haven't seen this discussed here, but I could have missed it.
I, for one, think the solution lies at the local level and not the State. And, especially, not the Federal. I'm not sure about other states, but,
Texas has county controlled health clinics. For now, they provide minimal services such as vaccinations, STD testing, pregnancy testing, etc. However,
this seems to me to be the perfect basic infrastructure on which to build a more comprehensive health care source.
I would estimate there to be about 50 general practitioners and physicians' assistants in our county. I'm sure, in exchange for a little tax
incentive, they would be willing to 'volunteer' a day or two per month. That alone would be a drastic relief on the ERs.
The lack of honest forethought and discussion of a real solution is proof this is not about health care. It is about politics and power.