Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ellen Ratner on Serious Medicine

My Fox colleague Ellen Ratner writes about Serious Medicine in her latest piece for WorldNetDaily.

Ellen and I have been friends for 15 years, and while we don't always agree on issues or candidates, but we agree on this--a cure is better than care.  It's cheaper to beat than to treat.

As she writes:

My friend and colleague, James (Jim) Pinkerton, has an idea (and a blog) called Serious Medicine. I have written about it in this column before. Basically, the idea is to cut down on the costs of health care by tackling the biggest diseases we confront, and to do a Manhattan project for the top five major diseases. Jim points out The March of Dimes and how it was instrumental in curing polio. He suggests a similar project for our top diseases of Alzheimer’s, heart disease and cancer.

If we could make a dent in those diseases, the costs of health care would greatly decrease.
What if we use Jim’s ideas concerning the brain? How much does violence cost? How much do wars cost? How much do affairs from marriages cost? Family breakups? How many people exist who can’t think of the consequences of their actions, such as corrupt politicians and