It's rainy and blechy. I'm only working a half day with plans to pick quarts upon quarts of strawberries after work.
Tomorrow we're going to greek festival. This has gotten to be one of my annual highlights. Should be fun.
I got an orchid for mother's day last year (2011). It came with one sorry little flower on it. Finally yesterday, it bloomed again - with two flowers and two more buds almost ready to pop.
I don't have any great ideas. But this mornings musing have all swirled around the topic du'jour - health care. I'm rather ambivalent about obama-care. I think it's necessary for the government to play a role in healthcare distribution, but as it stands now, it's not going to do much to slow the down the accelerating price of health-care nor our increasing reliance on medications to be able to live a normalish type existence.
Is it our lazy-ass lifestyles that came first, or the drugs to counter-act the effects of that lifestyle that allowed us to overindulge?
Do we over-test? Have we all gone hypochondriac...Are we being deceived into believing we have to have all these tests strictly for the sake of profit. Does over- testing lead to over-treatment?
Are bio-pharmaceuticals really that much better than traditional medicine that we have to break the bank to pay for them? Should patents expire and generics be allowed?
Is wellness part of healthcare? Instead of Lipitor couldn't a doctor prescribe greens a rice-steamer and a treadmill? Will insurance pay for it?
We've let our health and the health industry get so out of control. I have a nagging feeling we were led on a bit.