Bill Gates 2.0 CBS 60 Minutes Video Link!
Bill Gates with his own money and the money Warren Buffet donated to the Bill Gates charity is putting it all together to make the world a better place. He unlike governments is smart enough to put his money to the most cost effective uses. By making a toilet that runs without water and that can be deployed as he called it for the lowest 2 billion people, those who live in India, China, and Africa on less than $2. / day he will help to drastically reduce disease, famine, and hunger for the world. On the research front Bill Gates and his foundation are developing a vaccine Ice chest that holds vaccines for up to 50 days on one load of ice. That keeps vaccines usable in hot places with no electricity. Then gates pays for vaccines which save millions of people. He is using things that are already well known, proven, and no risk but all benefit to help billions of people. That is smart.
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Why I will donate to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill is not just throwing money at the advertisers who legally take 80% of the moneys donated in most charity. He is personally active in this. He uses not only his money but his time. That is the type of leader I want supervising any project.
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Don’t forget Doctors. My suggestions and 2/3 of Aging is Good!
Doctors are the best resource any individual can use to remain healthy, wealthy and happy. 2/3 of Aging is good! That is right for most people two thirds of aging gets better with age. The three big parts of aging are Financial, Socially and Health. Financially most are better off as they age. They have forced saving as Social Security, some small pension, and still Seniors are the biggest group of home owners. Many have a small pension. Socially, most people are more aware of who they are, what to expect out of life, and are more patient and tolerant. Bill Gates reflected on his own growth and maturity in the 60 minute piece
How to use doctors to help the lowest 2 billion and help all people in the individual and global health care crisis.
You cant practically develop your own sewer system or research new medicines but you can choose the best personal doctor you can. Choosing your doctor in not choosing your insurance. When you choose your insurance they give you a doctor. Don’t be confused by the statement you can choose any doctor there is always and implied in our network or that we influence, etc. Instead look for and value a doctor who is part of your social community. Take the time to know that doctor and you and the social community might have to pay something that the insurance does not pay to keep that trusted, socially aware doctor, your doctor, as your independent voice. When you don’t have insurance that doctor can still help you. That doctor can go with you to what ever insurance you do have and be your second opinion. Imagine how hard it would be for another doctor who represents Medicare, Medicaid, or any insurance or ER to say no when they have to defend the reason for no to another doctor, your friend. It is easy to say no to you, the patient, since you don’t know the words, vocabulary, meaning of one phrase vs the next. You wont be able to write down what transpired but another doctror is going to know what they are saying and not saying. Your doctor will have a higher duty, a social duty, to defend your interests. Unlike law and need for a friend who is a lawyer, we cant know we will get in trouble with the law but with medicine we all know we will get old and when we need even a little assistance we will increasingly need the health care system. Your doctor is your lawyer for the rest of your life. If you choose wisely the verdict might be very different for you.
Your doctor is in the best position to be a gate keeper but one who values your interests first and the specialists second. That saves money and provides better care.
Patch Adams said it best, if you treat the disease you win or lose but if you treat the person you win NO MATTER WHAT THE OUTCOME. You win even if you die because the person had independence, dignity and remained connected to their social system as an example that life is good even in death. Being connected, friends, family are more powerful medicine than any pills. Seniors teach us many things and we need to re evaluate how we value those more social things. What do you think? Share comments, like, make this viral.
Your doctor needs to be a part of that process from the minute you need even minor assistance. The doctor, feeling like you have a friend with some access, knowledge, and skills and one who will visit and sit with you if that is all he does is invaluable. Your entire social system benefits from the seniors and that doctors example. In essence and old fashioned doctor.
Continuity of Care the Cure for the individual and Global health care crisis!
We all will need Assisted Living, as we grow old. As we approach that time of older age, needing any amount of assistance, I believe CONTINUITY OF CARE is the cure to the global and individual health care crisis. I would love to have the opportunity to speak to Bill and Melinda Gates about why that is true. What we see now is the lack of leadership of a persons’ care from the doctor. The many sub segmented forces of hospitals, insurance company, Medicare pushing continuity of your chart instead of care, all of which segregate and divide any relationship, sense of duty, that once existed between doctor, patient and the local social community they lived in. We can change that right now by choosing care settings like Tender Loving Care Senior Residence, and Tender Loving Care Senior Residence, Costa Brava or doctors you pay a little extra to help them stay in private practice. Yes, if you want them to be your independent voice, or the voice of you and your social system you might have to pay them something since the insurance does not cover that. Insurance wants them to work in their office, with their rules, so they pay for the office, insurance and “help out”. What we all give up is an independent Doctor who is more of “Our Doctor”. To have duty, sense of commitment both sides need to help the other. We can get that right now but we need to read about continuity of care and then look for it. Meet the entire care team you are hiring when you buy senior care, Assisted Living, or Home Care.
Don’t forget the value of a doctor in a third world county.
The 60 minutes story highlighted a person who was doing public service who was abducted. Imagine a single doctor who was working other there and helping to do something as simple as triage for many people their practical health care options including to educate on why the society needed to protect the toilets and vaccine cooler. The doctor would not be able to say bypass for everyone but could have a practical list of care alternatives and facilitate care while helping to protect the most valuable resources of the community. That to me is a powerful idea. If the public care agencies could offer a pension like the military we might see more doctors “volunteering” or serving abroad. Again a small cost to improve the Gates Plan.
Cost effectiveness is drastically reduced when the system gets to sub segmented but the doctor can give a good menu of prices, outcome, and plans for those to use their existing resources. The doctor could give anti biotics to all as a free first lawyer of help and a way to get them to come for more education. The big benefit over there of empowering the community to protect its vaccine and toilets might help the Gates Foundation buy the local police force of the community they need to further protect their awesome plan. That works at all levels and the bigger the budget the more you save which is how continuity of care and re organizing and re valuing the role of “your doctor” can save the Individual and Global health care system.
Continuity of care the human element that is
NEVER INCLUDED IN ANY STUDIES!
The doctor is the human element that sewer and research cant provide!
The third level of heath care is the human level. That is not a public health issues but an individual and local community issue. A human element is essential to help balance dollar cost and human benefit, socially and emotional. That is how most people choose and calculate their individual values before they buy or act. Like it or not the doctor is a part of the social fabric of each community!
Many will be shocked to know that most studies specifically control for or remove as variables feelings, social issues, and caring from all treatments. Most of us know that feelings are the final expression of all disease and of life! We buy because of feelings, Mary and live because of feelings. Feelings matter.
Because science cant study or quantify them or control them they specifically remove them from all studies. The studies doctor’s quote when the doctor says the study showed is helpful only at the minimum data level. It is not a treatment, not a total care plan at all. Just because the study showed this or that it does not mean that will make you feel better. The doctor is the person who adds humanity and practical use of those studies back for you. You are in no position to evaluate how much the study helps and how much emotion, social or financial value there are on the alternative uses of time and money. The doctor is. He is your best guide to use your insurance, social system, and feel good. The doctor can make you feel good himself. That is the value of a visit. While insurance companies won’t pay for just seeing a friend to feel better we all know that has value. We need to value continuity of care and our guide to using health care in our own individual social system with our individual unique resources and emotional needs.
All of that is part of how continuity of care can save individual and global health care. There are levels that vary for each individual and we need to make continuity of care the main variable and then let people choose how they value an independent option which is what doctors provide.
Topics you can help with. Lets make this viral to help those who use Bills waterless toilet and vaccine cooler to show those around them that stealing these community resources will be social suicide. We all know that we can better police our own streets by reporting abnormal behavior. Without being vigilantes we need to report and look out for our neighbor and helping empower our neighbors to watch out for us can spill over to helping those lowest 2 billion to look out for their Gates Toilets and Vaccine Coolers. Please share any ideas on how to protect the vaccine cooler socially through social pressure or more traditional methods?
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Dr Shawn McGivney