I’m supposed to be writing about public health policy but I can’t bring myself to do it. Maybe it’s because I don’t really understand it. I even tried going to Barnes and Noble to find a dummies book on public policy but couldn’t find one. They make dummies books for everything! Why not public policy? I did find a book that probably had the information I need but it was $80! I only need it for the next week to write 2 more papers! I didn’t buy the book. Why can’t I find this information online?!
Maybe I can find it. I’ll just have to look better. I just have so much anxiety about this class. Creating policy is complicated. The history of health policy is complicated. All the reading I’ve done doesn’t point to any solutions for the U.S. And everything that I thought would be a good change for healthcare is potentially not a good change. I just don’t know what to believe anymore.
I decided to study this because I am disappointed in the politics of my current job. I haven’t even taken more than 3 classes and already I’m a bit disappointed in the politics of healthcare. It is crazy to learn about the differences in access and quality of healthcare.
I’ve been fortunate to have good quality care all my life but how do we help the rest? And why does it seem that politics and money always get in the way of the right thing?
Rambling, I know. Must focus on steps to creating policy. Wish me luck.