Donna Karan is the Huffington Post's new health care blogger. This makes total sense given the way that, as we discussed before, health care is sort of like fashion, what with the pharmaceutical companies having to change the makeup of their antidepressants every so often, sorta like hemlines and whatnot! But no, seriously, Donna Karan writing about health care is just, well, kinda ludicrous:
My feelings about what is beautiful have guided me to create every single thing from a piece of clothing to a flower arrangement in my home. This is my life. So why would my feelings or your or anyone's feelings suddenly become unimportant the moment that we become ill?
When my husband fell ill, I so wished we could turn back the clock and return to Marcus Welby, MD who we all knew when I was a kid. (For you younger folks, he was a popular television doctor, portrayed by the actor Robert Young.)
We need to make policy changes, we need to talk to government and insurance. We need you guys and gals. Who are today's Marcus Welbys? If the odds in the current health care model are stacked against primary care practitioners, then we need to change those odds. We need to make policy changes, we need to talk to government and insurance. We need you guys and gals.
Where is Marcus Welby, MD?