This is a topic which is timely and well presented from an inside source. Hooman Noorchashm, MD PhD • Thoracic Surgery shares his views on creating a union for patients of the our healthcare system.
For the past 4 years I’ve been living in a crucible from hell — as a husband-turned-activist, father, surgeon and citizen.
But my family is not alone — there are literally hundreds of thousands of American families every year, avoidably affected or harmed by our healthcare establishment’s ethically defunct corporate directives.
Don’t take me wrong, I know that our healthcare establishment is capable of enormous good — and that it is a crowning jewel of our civilization and society. I also know that the vast majority of physicians, at least, start out having beneficent intent towards the ill and suffering.
But, in the year 2017 the overt business influence and a rich revenue stream from our insurance investments has corrupted American medicine at its highest levels of establishment — this, I know as a matter of fact based on my very personal interactions and engagement with many well-decorated and leading physicians and medical corporate leaders.
As a surgeon, turned patient-activist, I’ve often thought that individual American patients need a professional watchdog force to defend them, in a personalized way, as they navigate the finely polished corporate healthcare maze.