Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Healthcare is Popular Topic

Seems like health care in America is a popular topic right now. Last month Jonathan Cohn, the senior editor for the New Republic, published his book "Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis-and The People Who Pay The Price". Michael Moore will release his latest docu-diatribe against the American medical establishment "Sicko" shortly. In June Regina Herzlinger, a Harvard Business School professor, adds her voice to the discussion with "Who Killed Health Care? America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem-and the Consumer-Driven Cure".

So far the subject of complementary and alternative therapies and how they're being blocked has been completely ignored. Texas just passed HB 2644 which will further restrict many types of CAM by requiring anyone who touches a client to have a massage license. While designed to help the fight on prostitution in Dallas it's effects will ripple across Reiki, NLP, PSYCH-K and many other modalities. So much for freedom of choice!

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