Thanks to Dr. Doug McGuff, author of Body by Science, an excellent conversation emerged in the comments section to my recent essay, "Black Swan Health Policy: What's in a Domain?"
Head over there, either by scrolling down or by clicking here, read the original essay and the associated comments conversation melody, then watch my extra thoughts here:
My positive Black Swan treasure hunt will not cease.
The Ancestral Fitness Epistemocracy (AFE) Anti-Health Insurance Co-Op will remain a Blogosphere reality, a working component of the evolving evolutionary mythology for the Patient of One community.
Alternative universe dynamics do come true.
But, the more we standardize something, as we like to do in education and in healthcare, the more we drown out curiosity and creativity. The lifestyle-based co-op model for financing healthcare could be a disruptive innovation that helps supplant United, Aetna, et al. mainstream health insurers from their monopsonistic power positions. We just need enough wiggle room, amidst the miles of red tape and towering barriers to entry that are now so steeply entrenched and in place, to operationalize this concept in some way.
So, we will continue to write because, somehow, we have faith (hat tip to Dave Lull) that we could, one day, set things right.
Dreaming is part of our ancestry.
And, it's part of the Ancestral Fitness Epistemocracy (AFE).
To good health,
(*Note: This post is part of Prevention Not Prescriptions Tuesday)