Friday, April 13, 2012

The Healthcare Issue

This is brave, I know.  This Healthcare Reform thing is a very, very touchy subject.  I hate the feeling of walking eggshells though.  I've been working on this idea, of bringing up the subject for a while now.  I lay in bed and think about it.  Constantly.  Is this going to effect Mav?  Is it going to effect our friends who are going into medicine as well?  Will it effect the way Mav treats his future patients? How will this effect our future that Mav has worked so hard for? 

So for the past few days I've been surfing the web.  I've read lots of articles.  Nearly all of them are how this healthcare reform will effect the public.  I've found very few about the effects on doctors.  The few I've read seem to be written by people who believe doctors are selfish, greedy people and are paid way too much.  Let me be honest, those ones just make me mad. 

I want to have a solid opinion on this subject matter.  I am asked constantly about it when people discover my husband is in medical school.  My reply is mostly, "I don't know enough but I think..."  I want to fill in the blank with a good, educated answer.  Right now, I'm riding the fence. 

So ladies and gents, what's your opinion?  Do you stay up late, like I do, wondering how this will work out?  Do you worry about your significant other's patients?  Do you agree or disagree with this healthcare reform as a whole or maybe just bits and pieces?  Have you read any good articles about it lately?  Especially ones that seem unbiased, fair and/or honest?

I would really love to hear from you.

I did a lot of research of whether this should be 'effect' or 'affect.'  I decided 'effect' was proper.  Cause and effect, right? 

1 comment:

  1. Oooh this is such a tough subject! I hate how it will affect our husbands... but I also realize that reform is NECESSARY. Things are not reasonable right now. I am hoping there is some balance, but honestly, I think it would require wiping out the entire system we have now. I'm talking about reframing healthcare reimbursements, overhauling the insurance industry and the options we have, and total tort reform as well (because malpractice suits are NOT helping). But... that's not really an option, you know? We have to make small changes and hope they move this giant ship of a system in the right direction!

    Also, "affect" and "effect" are so tricky! Much like "lay" and "lie." So I will tell you a very handy trick for deciding when to use "effect" or "affect." "Affect" is a verb, and "effect" is a noun. :-)

    By the way, thank you for sharing your "love story" on my blog. I loved reading it!!