The End of the World as We Know It?

There is a lot of concern today about the imminent collapse of our health care system, “as we know it.” Primarily because we’re being inundated with  too much costly, dangerous, and inappropriate technology. Not to mention downright unnecessary care. And it’s only gotten worse thanks to government meddling.

Obamacare has simply “re-arranged the deck chairs on the Titanic.” It won’t do anything to keep the sinking ship of modern health care afloat. In fact, Obamacare has even taken away the life jackets and life boats from independent citizens who were willing to go it alone, without “help” from the federal government.

But look at the examples of  “LA County Hospital”. Or Dr. Lown. Or back surgery.  Back surgery had to be “cut back” in Pennsylvania, when malpractice insurance became unaffordable. But most people were able to find less expensive, safer and more effective treatment. Particularly in the form of spinal manual therapy from chiropractors or physical therapists.

So, in terms of our health, I am reminded of the popular song by the medically monikered rock group R.E.M.  “It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine.”

When modern healthcare “as we know it” inevitably collapses, most people will probably continue to “feel fine.” Especially those who know about the wealth of natural treatments and therapies, the legions of “alternative” health practitioners (who still practice traditional fee-for-service medicine free from any “third party” interference and healthcare rationing), and the healing benefits of simply being exposed to Nature. These old-fashioned but often effective “nature cures” are all around us—outside the hospital-based healthcare system.