After writing close to a 100 articles on CuraHOPE, I came to a stark realization. Even the most somber and truthful story about the current state of the healthcare system is hard to drive concrete action if there is no drive which people can act on, and no follow on actions for someone to easily take be it making a donation, signing up for membership etc. All the views and reads become part of a statistic, that do little to help advance true cures in the current state of healthcare.
Healthcare innovation, do stories about real sufferings and current medical research result in concrete action?
To combat against this phenomenon, I have decided to train, learn and embark on a year long book authorship experiment, to speak to the experts, to get them to share with me their stories, and to finally share with everyone here what they tell me in words and sentences, one which I hope can invoke a movement. As a content platform, CuraHOPE is capped by constraints and effort cannot easily scale. I need a smarter way to tell the story that I have been sharing here on CuraHOPE for months and the idea for years.
By 2019, I hope to be able to publish a book which goes in depth and seek to show everyone what healthcare is about and what are the disincentives present.
Until then, know that I will be working hard to come up with the concept CuraHOPE was always about. This does not mean that I will not be posting any more posts, simply that the form in which I will be taking to share stories will be vastly different from how I have been doing it.
The HIV crisis is very real. There has been a phenomenon known as HIV/AIDS denialism that is so rampant that it even has its own Wikipedia page here. However, facts do not lie, and we do see a prevalent spread in the disease across multiple countries, especially in developing countries. Now, Japan is pushing back against the virus, and seeking to sponsor free checks to encourage early detection and treatment of the condition.
The art of healing started out as a noble profession, designed to provide care and treatment to people who needed it the most. However, the truth for the current state of the healthcare system cannot be grimmer. Globally, billions of people lack access to the care they need to sustain a healthy and productive life. A recent FEE article published mentioned that the price of healthcare has been increasing, and even the cost of adequate health insurance is growing. This increase in price has excluded many people who need clinical and hospital care out of an avenue to seek the care they need to stay healthy.
There is currently a huge dilemma facing the healthcare system in the US. The retirement of a generation of US citizens who fought hard and sought to make America bigger and better. It is expected that by 2020, the costs for both Medicare and Medicaid are expected to double. Pew Research and the Social Security Administration estimated the figures to be around 10,000.
Today, I saw an article about a celebrity known as Cheryl who was sharing news about Charcot-Marot-Tooth (CMT) disease, one which is currently incurable and dangerous to her 3.6 million followers. The response was overwhelming as responses poured in and I thought to myself, the power of celebrities have been hard at work for various causes, and yet, why are there still so many movements which do not translate to radical cures for a particular disease? Do not get me wrong, I highly support people sharing news and driving change, the question that got me pondering is why has little lasting change been created as a result of these movements?