Ending the Pretending – 7 Health Headlines I’d like to see in 2015

file0001957221342One of the things I don’t like about working in healthcare is the pretending. Seems to me that almost all of us (me included) are pretending that someone else is to blame for the mess we’re in – personally, organizationally, and nationally. I think that if we’re going to get well, and if we’re going to straighten out the healthcare industry we’re going to have to get real first.

With that in mind (and just for fun), here are the top 7 “getting real” health-related news headlines I’d like to see this coming year:

#7 – House and Senate pass bill requiring all federal employees including politicians to have same health benefits as Walmart associates. President to sign Wednesday.

#6 – AMA and AHA Agree: Most healthcare not helping most patients. Issue joint call for less “medicalization” of ordinary human problems.

#5 – PhRMA insider emails reveal majority of drugs only treat symptoms.

#4 – Shocking national health poll finding: 93% of respondents agree, “I am my own worst problem.” 88% say, “I know it’s bad for me but I do it anyway.”

#3 – Fast Food Association President caught on video admitting, “Of course our food is addictive. We work hard on that.”

#2 – Landmark multiyear NIH study shows most common illnesses have an emotional and/or spiritual basis. PhRMA spokesman announces search for medications to mask spiritual symptoms.

And the #1 headline I’d like to see is:

#1 – America’s think tanks issue joint press release: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.

What headlines would you like to see?  🙂


  1. That is an awesome list. Pete for Congress!

  2. really funny — but sad.