Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to eveyone


I have a great deal to be thankful for today, my family and friends. Our new buddy Nacho who is such a joy and yes I’ll be glad when he grows out of the puppy stage. With so many of our service members coming home and rejoining their families, welcome home we are all very proud of you and thank you for your service.

Now I want to share a bit of good news, I’m sure many people may disagree and that’s okay. The Heath Care reform act is the law of the land. At the V.A. hospital the horror stories about waiting for hours even when you have an appointment to see a doctor, having to wait for months to get an appointment is gone. How did this change? The V.A. has been asking for a new computer system since the mid 80’s, finally it came from the health care reform law. The V.A. hospital and Health care system, nationwide received the new computer system at first it was a bit messy. What it’s done by reducing fraud and stoped double dipping and paid for it's self. Has stream lined operations and the horror of wasting the whole day for one appointment is gone, as is waiting three months to get in. Now my doctor can and does email me to get my tests done before I see them saving a visit and has the results before I see them. Arriving for my appointment I've been called in before or on time. Even with the budget cuts made to the V.A. I still get great care, with this one tool the V.A. has become a leaner care giving team, like the hero's it serves.

I do believe if people are given the right tools, they will do great things. There are some people that only look at what's in it for them. From the old we can learn that history is lived, understanding if we don't learn it's lessens we will repeat the same mistakes again. As for sick and broken of which I'm one, are we a waste of space and time, just a drain on the system not worth saving. If so to heck with you! For without these groups of people, the break through's in learning how the human body, mind and the brain work's or how to fix it. Not long ago it was stated that humans only use 10% of our brains and the rest was just storage.  There is still so much that is unknown.

7 comments:

Kit Minden said...

Good tools make good work possible!

Mary K. Mennenga said...

So very true, my friend. hope your day was good.

Mary Gerdt said...

Well said. I like seeing my own medical records. It makes it real. We need to find the answers within the people who carry the diseases. Never give up. Cope with what we cannot cure-now. Best wishes on Thanksgiving! mary

Nancy said...

So happy to hear they got a computer. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Mary, I agree! Have come too far to quit now! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy, The system has been needed for many years and now all the V.A. Hospital's can talk to each other.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am so glad they have improved the V.A. hospital...there are heroes to take care of!

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Kim, I'm going to the V.A. on December 4 and for the first time I'm looking forward to it. Seeing my Doctor not so much!