Friday, February 23, 2007

Why Politics?

I did the math. If I saw 100 new patients every single day (and this is not a realistic number) I would see 720,000 patients in 20 years of non-stop practice. In 20 years, the Philippine population would be about 120 million people so I would have seen .16%.

I saw Hillary Clinton in New York in 1993. It was the most impressive sight I had seen. Here was a politician's wife who had the potential to influence healthcare delivery in the US more than the combined forces of the American Medical Association. This validated my belief that when it came to doing good for the most number of people there was no other proven way than through political action.

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