BEING HEALTHY: Can we shorten the health care reform debate to three words?

In my most recent blog on the Huffington Post UK – is it possible to summarise needed Health care reform in three words? 

Here is an excerpt from the article.

Political efforts to bring change in how medical care is made available in Britain and the States has seen epic battles involving people on both sides of the political divide who passionately believe in what they are fighting for.

But to many observers for whom “being healthy” is a distant memory despite the best medical attention, these political skirmishes miss the mark. Budget considerations and organisational innovations are not the key issue. The heart of the matter is: “How can I get better?”

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write on spirituality and health for a diversity of online media outlets, from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I have been published by the Independent, the Washington Post, the Guardian, E-Hospice, MindBodyGreen and The Christian Science Monitor and I post regularly on the Huffington Post UK and BuzzFeed. In addition to writing and broadcast appearances I enjoy engaging with journalists, academics, health professionals and government officials about the possibilities for improving health outcomes through a greater emphasis on spirituality in healthcare and social care. I've also greatly valued the many opportunities I have had to travel globally for my church and to meet people around the world. My wife Jenny and I spent 10 years in Boston, USA, before returning to London in 2002, to take on a role as the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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One Comment on “BEING HEALTHY: Can we shorten the health care reform debate to three words?”

  1. July 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Yes Tony, right on. And in fact the three words “health care reform” themselves are the essence of this discussion.

    Our health care needs reformation of the most fundamental nature, where rethinking (repenting) embraces a much more intelligent foundation for momentary and long-term well-being.

    Depending on the study, medical experts report that 20-60% of our ailments are caused by stress. And what better remedy is there for stress than to abide by the teachings of Jesus which ask us to forgive, love, bless, be merciful, be kind, and reform our understanding of what makes us tick? Namely, an underlying, overriding, and all-encompassing divine Love that heals all our diseases?

    Fixation on the body doesn’t bring lasting healing, anymore than focus on the notes brings memorable music. That’s because a spirit of harmony and love is the essence of both, which the human heart reflects and responds to naturally.

    Refocusing thought on divine Love brings healing, so we see how naturally aligned we already are with good health (wholeness)!

    Any other narrative is a myth.

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