U.S. healthcare — Treating the symptoms or the problem?

U.S. healthcare — Treating the symptoms or the problem?

Attn: Kenneth L. Davis, President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System, New York City

PBS NewsHour interview with Judy Woodruff


Dr. Davis,

I caught your interview with Judy Woodruff on the NewsHour. My question to you is, what is the cost to society when the truth isn’t being expressed by our politicians in either party or by the White House, by the media or throughout capitalism when businesses lie to consumers?

We live in a society where escapism from reality is everywhere from taking street drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, food, materialism, consumerism, watching television and its 1,000 channels, playing video games, the Internet and the impact of reported violence on TV shows and in the media… Have we arrived at a point where less is more?

The medical industrial complex, stretches from coast to coast, is full of money while society is becoming sicker and sicker while we go broke caring for ourselves into the grave. Is putting the focus on cutting cost in healthcare…, Medicare and Medicaid merely treating the symptoms or the real problem? We seem to struggle with our real lives and the one that we project.

Ted Burnett

Daphne, AL


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 Ted Burnett: I'm an American thought leader and pioneer on the subjects of human, organizational and societal development and health. I write about the role that integrity, dignity, sanity play, as well as, on the topics of spirituality, faith, freedom, happiness, problem solving and risk taking. I produce and deliver original, world-class commentaries on business, political, social and spiritual matters to a global audience of world leaders, chief executives and key decision makers, top faculty and notables in the fields of academia, banking, business, foundations, government (including heads of state, lawmakers and governors), healthcare, media, non-profits and policy institutes. Website: www.tedburnett.com