It’s all in the timing.  This is true for so many things, is it not?

Among several other experts, Dr. Ralph de la Torre, the CEO of Steward Health Care System, was recently interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek about the current state of healthcare in America (RX for Reform: Fix This/ Health Care, 2/27/12–3/4/12, pp. 55-60).  The subject was raised that the big problem with healthcare today is the very high price tag for the patient’s last six months of life.  De la Torre responds to that declaring, “No.  The real problem is that you never know when the last six months are” (p. 60).

Perhaps we have echoes of, “If I knew I would live this long when I was younger, I would have taken better care of myself.”

The healthcare debate is certainly a serious matter.  But it is never too serious to not generate a chuckle every now and then.  From what I know, having a sense of humor helps us live longer and healthier anyway.

I hope you have a great laugh today!

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About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Tyco Integrated Security at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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