|Glenn McGee (@glenn_mcgee)|
"...the single payer is you" newyorker.com/humor/daily-sh…
NEW HEALTH-CARE PLANS AVAILABLE UNDER DRUMPF
By Sam Weiner February 10, 2017
|Peter Boghossian (@peterboghossian)|
Even by 2017 standards, this is deranged. twitter.com/GodDoesnt/stat…
Added to the problem are the incentives that push doctors and patients toward medications, scans and injections, Dr. Deyo said. “There is marketing from professional organizations and from industry,” he said. “‘We have the cure. You can expect to be cured. You can expect to be pain free.’”
Medical insurance also contributes to the treatment problem, back experts say, because it does not pay for remedies like mindfulness training or chiropractic manipulations which, Dr. Deyo added, “are not cheap.”
Even if doctors want to recommend such treatments, there is no easy referral system, Dr. Atlas said.
“It is much easier at Mass General to get a shot than to get a mind-body or cognitive behavioral therapy,” he added.
Dr. Weinstein has a prescription: “What we need to do is to stop medicalizing symptoms,” he said. Pills are not going to make people better and as for other treatments, he said, “yoga and tai chi, all those things are wonderful, but why not just go back to your normal activities?”
“I know your back hurts, but go run, be active, instead of taking a pill”... (continues)