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Paul Collins A Short Trip Around My World August 16, 2023

With the rapid expansion of the medical facilities and services in the United States of America, the challenges are outpacing their growth. Emergency rooms are crowded and sometimes people wait for hours to be treated by a medical professional. Urgent care centers are springing up in many cities to alleviate the problem but to no avail. Some parts of the nation are miles away from medical services. The list of problems regarding the availability of physicians and facilities is growing exponentially.

Meanwhile, television programming is offering a plethora of advertising to entice viewers to “ask the doctor” to prescribe an advertised drug. The pharmaceutical industry is huge, wealthy, and wielding great influence in the medical training of physicians.

The insurance industry is complicated. Who can unravel the information regarding Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, and other forms of health insurance? The industry, like pharmaceuticals and healthcare, is very wealthy.

I do not favor socialized medicine, but I support any effort to open up the discussion to make room for naturopathic and other additions to allopathic medicine.

Whatever happened to a vibrant belief in walking in divine health or receiving divine healing? Whatever happened to eating right, sleeping right, and exercising right? Whatever happened to praying, thinking positive, memorizing healing verses of scripture from the Bible, experiencing the laying on of hands, or being anointed with oil?

Watch this column for more challenging thoughts about healing and you!

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