New Month and what I learned from my healthcare class

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the podcast!

Last week I sat with Dr. Benson and we talked about blood transfusion medicine. Did you have any questions and do you have any topic you would want me to talk about?

Shout out to Wofaiohiani on Instagram who shared her blood draw experience. Go to my Instagram page and check out her story.

This past week has been busy but I am happy because it has been a productive busy. My husband has been walking more for exercise and I decided to join him, so far, I have been loving it. I also finished my 6 week class on healthcare principles/policies. I know at this time, I am certain that I do not like writing policies that affect so many people- wait! I should say that I do not understand the process.

In this class, we had to pay attention to current issues in the news relating to healthcare, its policies and or new policies being made. We took a recent event and discussed it with our classmates; that was one of my highlights for the class. In the 6 weeks, two events we discussed that stood out were;

  1. Senator Walsh’s comments about nurses. You would have to read it to believe what she said

  2. The issue relating to Chiropractors in Florida Read it and I would love to read your thoughts on the matter. I do not agree with the bill being passed.

  3. I wrote a paper on vaccination. This is something I want to talk about and soon

I loved that we looked at what the current events in healthcare- there is so much going on that the news alone cannot cover what one needs to know. The talking points often involved are : Repeal Obamacare, replace Obamacare, Improve Obamacare, Medicare for all etc. And for my friends and listeners that are wondering what is Obamacare ? Click on the link for specifics, in my little understanding I will say it is about how Americans receive health insurance but there is so much more. It involves major players in the healthcare industry.

So after 6 weeks what did I learn? What do I want you to learn?

I learnt to be actively listening to the news. Not just one specific News outlet but everything I hear should be about the different opinions and then learn and make my own decisions for myself. Things change, laws are made and rewritten or totally changed and I want to know what and how to make decisions that are good for me and my family. That is what I learnt.

The older I am getting, my health is important to me. I do not want people to decide what kind of healthcare I get, or need. To be able to decide, I need to learn for myself.

You should do the same too, because education is empowering if we act upon what we learn.

Have a great week.