Bouchier Solves The Health Care Crisis

I subscribe to David Bouchier’s witty podcast, and find it to be one of the week’s most pleasant listens as I cycle over nearby mountains to keep myself in shape and out of the doctor’s office. It’s a gentle break from the cacophany of political and financial programs. While most of those are dry with nary a fresh point of view on anything, Bouchier finds new perspectives on that most mundane of subjects: daily life.

Last weekend, however, he solved the health care crisis. Whoa! From the euphonious voice of a man more apt to discuss ducks and ponds than doctors and patients, came the long sought answer:

It’s no secret that we have a problem with health care, in part because it costs twice as much as anywhere else in the world and in part because of the huge population of 70 million baby boomers who are just entering that stage of life where their bodies are like cars with 130,000 miles on them. They keep going, but they spend a lot of expensive time in the shop. The resulting repair bill could bankrupt the nation. . . .

Browsing in the pharmacy, looking at all the pills you can buy and all the tests you can do on yourself, I was struck by a brilliant idea. If we seniors are such a big part of the problem, we could become a big part of the solution. We have time on our hands, most of us have a few brain cells functioning, and we grew up at a time when people were encouraged to rely on themselves. So, why not allow every retired person to become his or her own physician?

Hear the amusing details in last weekend’s broadcast, run time 3:44, available for free at the WSHU Public Radio site. To subscribe to Bouchier’s podcast, visit his archive at the National Public Radio site.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • The Kelly Letter
    A Complete Investment Management System
    The Kelly Letter  every Sunday morning by email.
    Like no other. Many subscribers say this is the best read of their week, astonishing in its ability to distill seven days of noise into one succinct overview of the very few items that might matter. Start your Sundays right!
    A one-page Quick Start Guide
    with page number references to full information in The 3% Signal. You'll receive access to this right away so you can begin transforming your portfolio into a performance machine immediately.
    The 3Sig Calculator.
    A thing of beauty! You'll use it to generate your own personal signals every quarter including exact share amounts to buy and sell based on your account balances. It emails you the results to make later quarters easy by keeping last quarter's numbers at your fingertips. Some subscribers say this tool alone justifies their subscription price.
    The subscriber-only section of this website
    where likeminded investors are commenting on notes and discussing in forums. Jason joins these interactions every day. They're a treasure trove of investing tips and wisdom.
    The archive of Kelly Letter notes.
    It’s a research center, searchable and smartly tagged to make gathering time-stamped material on covered subjects easy.
    The subscriber podcast.
    Jason reads every letter word-for-word. This feature was requested by subscribers who prefer audio learning. They listen on their Monday morning commute, during a workout, or while reading along at their computer.

    Save 17%

    Pay as you go
    Or sign up to receive free email and learn more about the system.
Bestselling Financial Author