Why American health care is inching closer to veterinary clinic status

 

Why American health care is inching closer to veterinary clinic statusFrom KevinMD.com, which describes itself as social media’s leading physician voice.  Kevin Pho, MD, writes about political policy and healthcare, and his opinions are highly relevant to those who are family or professional in-home caregivers for elderly parents in San Diego County.

Have you ever owned a dog? If so, did you ever take him to the vet? I’m sure that even if you don’t own a pet, you understand the gist of the question, but now I’d like to ask it again in a different way.

Before taking your animal to the doggie doctor, do you ask the little guy which vet he wants to see, or what treatment he wants to have? Of course not, that’s ridiculous.

The animal doesn’t understand anything about their illness or injury, and besides, who is paying for their care? They should just be grateful that their magnanimous owner provides for their needs…

Dr. Pho is a skillful observer of the the trend we’re experiencing in the United States in which our government describes healthcare as a human right or entitlement, and then puts itself in the position of controlling and rationing access to, funding for, and payment for that healthcare.

Read the entire article at: Why American health care is inching closer to veterinary clinic status.

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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