When I began this site, I intended a companion blog in which I could comment on news and policy, and to stimulate discussion among others. It was my conceit that because of the broad range of medial professional activities I have enjoyed, that I might have something to contribute! Without making excuses, this did not come to be! In the spirit of a New Year’s Resolution but with a hope of greater persistence; and with the philosophy of not letting the “Best be the Enemy of the Good,” I want to try my hand at a health blog. I cannot predict how this will evolve, but to learn what can be done, I need to start.
My intention is to try to react each day to some health-related item in my local newspaper (to honor the my Kentucky home and the tagline of this site,) but I will also draw on items from the national media.
I invite any potential readers to join the discussion, present alternative viewpoints that I fail to mention, or to help me get all my facts right. This blog uses the WordPress software that I confess I am still learning to master. I do know that the blog will fill with spam and unrelated material unless I require you to register in order to comment. I hope you will feel comfortable in doing so. I promise that I will never share any information about you in any way. Let me know if the site is not working the way it should. Use the “Contact Us” link in KHPI.org homepage.
While I hope you will find that I have a sense of humor, I am worried about our health care system. It deserves serious discussion. Obscenity or abuse aimed at others will not be tolerated. Offending posts will be deleted and their authors blocked from future participation.
Having said that, I do hope to have some fun doing this. Although my intention is to present as many sides to a given issue as I am aware of, I do have opinions of my own. I have never been very good about hiding either my opinions or my feelings. In the spirit of full disclosure, my basic perspective is that our health care system exists entirely for the benefit of people who are ill, or who are at risk to become ill. To serve this need is a privilege.
Enough procrastination for now!
Jan 1, 2011