Saturday, November 08, 2008

Local Heroes - And Others

Dr. Rida Boulas, Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the U. Of I. College of Medicine, a tennis player friend of mine wrote a "Letter to the Editors of the JS" today, titled "Canadian Health Care Has its Drawbacks".

Dr. Boulos has been a champion of patients rights. He informs the general public what is right and what is wrong with our own health care systems in Illinois. He made us aware of tort attorneys using the tort attorneys favorite Madison County as a liberal county to win excessive award cases against medical practitioners, especially those in the Obstetrics and Gynecology field. His article is worth reading twice because a Canadian style health plan may be considered by the new administration headed up by Hillary Clinton and supported by Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff, for the president elect. Emanuel was a strong supporter of "Hillary" care, a socialistic health plan back 10-12 years ago during the Clinton days.

Dr. Boulos is a champion of health care rights of doctors and patients.

"Others" is Scott Hultgren of Peoria wrote an easy to forget letter titled " Change doesn't require taking action at the ballot box". Hultgren says "our goal is to encourage community members to create their own changes, not vote for someone who promises change". He says, "by voting, you are supporting a system that gives you a voice every two years. By engaging in direct action, people retain their voice to use for any cause they see fit at any time they wish"????

Interesting. Especially that people NOW use their voices any time they wish and STILL vote.


Anonymous said...

If you want to read about the real solution to health care, read the book "Healthcare, Guaranteed". It's the only sensible solution I have ever seen.

Wendy Strauss said...

I'm pleased to know that you're friends with Dr. Boulos. He was my physician for years, delivered my children, etc. He is a man of utmost integrity, and does, indeed, fight for the rights of the patient. I was very sad when he left his private practice. I'm elated that he is still active in this area.