So I finally heard about Chris Cox, alias the Lawnmower Man who came all the way from South Carolina to Washington, D.C. during the Federal government shutdown to mow the lawn and pick up trash around the Lincoln Memorial since no one else was going to do it.
CNN’s Don Lemon interviewed him and my favorite quote from the Lawnmower Man was, “It isn’t about the government–it’s about our country.” He was well spoken for a yard man. Read the New York Daily News story for the details.
I suppose we could all learn something from the Lawnmower Man.
“It’s not about Obamacare–it’s about our patients.”
It doesn’t have quite the same ring.
I know I’ve said something like: “Sure patients might have coverage, but who’s gonna provide patient care when Obamacare leads to a physician shortage?”
I’ve also said that the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) programs will hurt the recruitment effort to attract doctors to practice in Iowa. Who’s gonna provide primary care to patients?
And I’m not the only one who’s said there will never be enough psychiatrists to care for those with both medical and mental illness in primary care clinics.
I guess that begs the question, if integrated or collaborative care team models are the wave of the future, who’s gonna lead the team?
On the other hand, we can all use a lesson in accountability (and humility) sometimes.
Who’s gonna mow your grass?