Let’s give thanks for a holiday respite from health policy turkey shoot in DC

azar-235x300Members of Congress have scattered back to their districts for Thanksgiving, giving the nation a bit of a break from the health policy turkey shoot that has besieged the nation’s capital. The health- and medical-related actions have piled up so fast and furious that it can be daunting.

But let’s not overlook:

In my practice, I see not only the significant harms that patients suffer while seeking medical services but also their giant struggles to access and afford medical care. If you qualify for coverage under the Obamacare exchanges, be grateful over this holiday weekend that the program exists—and go to heathcare.gov before Dec. 15 to see what insurance you might wish to sign up for.  And while all the public policy and government issues that I’ve written about above might be complicated and daunting, we also all can be grateful that we’re thriving under a democratic, representative system. Phone calls, emails, and letters to elected officials matter. Let them know what’s on your mind. Say some special thanks, too, this week to all the doctors, nurses, first-responders, and other caregivers who will toil through the holiday.

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