“For those in need, hope is on our hand.” … The current economic and healthcare crisis is drowning us in despair. Most of the problems in America’s health care system—high and rising prices, lack of consistent and reliable access for millions, rampant cost shifting, and an inability to distinguish between effective and ineffective services or between high and low quality—can only be solve if we stand together and claim our responsibility.

True progress will be achieved only when people take personal responsibility for improving their health. This involves eating a proper diet, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, living less stressful live and leaving the healthcare decisions back to the patients and doctors. Too many are willing to blame “the system” for their problems rather than take personal responsibility. Until these steps are taken, the crisis will not be solved.

“Do not think purely of today’s difficulties, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find joy in overcoming the obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”

Helen Keller