Dr. Val is showing the power of blogs (well, the power of professionally done blogs) by getting a one on one interview with the Surgeon General. Read her post for the interview, but here’s the part that I enjoyed the most:
(Dr. Carmona):….The American public wants the best of everything, they want it yesterday, and they don’t want to pay for it. That pretty much characterizes the problem that we have. We see health as a right, we want somebody to give us a card, and if we want to smoke, that’s our right too. There’s this attitude that if we want to drink excessively, that’s our right, and if we want to ride a motorcycle without a helmet, that’s our right (“you can’t tell us what to do”). However, when I crash my motorcycle and I have a head injury and I’m disabled for life, I also expect society to pay for that.
Heh. I believe I’ve said something like that myself.