Who Would Make the Best President?
OK, so that title was a ploy to get you to read this blog. However, I have been thinking recently how politically in the closet clinical laboratorians have been. Just about every other professional group, inside and outside of healthcare, has weighed in on each crop of presidential aspirants over the years and laid out an argument as to who would best advance the organization's or profession's interests.
Generally, healthcare professionals like physicians, healthcare administrators and nurses have couched their concerns and endorsements in terms of how patients would be best served. The official line is always that healthcare professionals are all guided by a serious consideration of how best to move toward better healthcare for the greatest number of people who need it. We all know that ulterior motives aside, healthcare professionals try to divine who would be best for healthcare from their perspective; hence, differences among professions' official stances at times.
Have you educated yourself as to where the presidential candidates stand on healthcare?
How would their platform affect the quality, availability and access to healthcare? Would the clinical laboratory science profession be helped or hurt by a particular presidential platform?