A Facebook friend asked what we can do to address the problem of health care worker shortages and Iowa's "brain drain." I wish I had a smart and credible answer for her. Instead, I admitted that I am very frustrated with the refusal of Iowa's leaders to listen to the facts and acknowledge reality. Their proposals for "solutions" are not only poorly thought out, they will most likely serve to exacerbate existing obstacles to health care access for Iowans.
I am struggling with how to proceed, but I have a feeling I will be going straight to the people with the most at stake and most willing to forge ahead: the health care consumers and those they advocate for.
Stay tuned. I will be back soon with a plan. Wish me luck.