Sunday, February 05, 2006

Dumbing Down

Many reports I have read state that the quantity of practicing medical doctors nationwide has been declining for the last several years. Many health care professionals cite the rising cost of malpractice insurance (from nonsense lawsuits) and the decreasing allowable payments from health insurance companies as the key players to why many doctors are getting out the business, either by retiring or finding other areas of employment. With that in mind, how is it possible for doctors to set up a walk in business at the grocery store ... that's right, the grocery store. And what's worse, although these clinics are extremely convenient, I wonder about the possible social effects of this convenience. Let me explain ... I am a firm believer of the phrase "people are a product of their environment". If their environment is centered around somebody catering to their every need, they will eventually lose all deductive reasoning skills and resourcefulness ... if you don't use it, you lose it.


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