health care

What if, all of the money that we spend on insurance and health care went to paying all health care workers a salary? Different specialties could have salaries to correspond to their level of training. Then doctors and nurses could receive raises and bonuses based on whether or not their patients heal and feel cared for. There could be many different ways to measure this both qualitative and quantitative.

Wouldn’t it be great if doctor’s and nurses were compensated for actually healing people? What would our health care system look like then? Fine, let the drug companies and the health care industry be motivated by money, but make the incentives about healing.

I realize this is an overly simplified idea to a large and complicated problem, but can we please remember what this is all about: People Living Healthy Lives.

I also think that we should have clinics where nutritionists, physicians, acupuncturists, therapists, yoga teachers, nurses, and specialists all work together to help people live healthy lives on a daily basis…


About Joyce Englander

I teach weekly yoga classes in New York City, which focus on moving mindfully and gracefully with the breath. I believe that learning yoga is similar to learning a language, and the more you are around it the more fluent you become. This blog is an opportunity to share my thoughts and re-visit lessons from class; to create a bridge for students to translate their classroom experience into real life. I am interested in how practicing yoga can help to improve people's lives and reduce needless suffering.
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