Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Our Health Care System Is Broken

Our health care system is broken, and American families and businesses urgently need a solution.

-Forty-Seven million Americans are Uninsured.
-Premiums are growing four times faster than wages. My wife and I pay $500 a month for very little coverage. We are fortunate..
-Half of all personal bankruptcies stem from medical expenses.

President Obama has challenged Congress to pass real health care reform in 2009 that upholds three basic principles:
1-Reduce costs by improving efficiency and investing in preventative care.
2-Guarantee every American the right to choose their plan and doctor-including a public insurance option.
3-Ensure quality, affordable care for every American.

Congress must pass real health care reform in 2009.

Drug companies, Insurance Companies and other middlemen have made it impossible for a good Doctor to care properly for his or her patients. My father was one of them who just became so disgusted at our "system" that he stopped seeing patients years ago. He was a good doctor, who cared about patients first and profits second. He made House Calls. The current system is built around a "Deny, Deny and Hope they die" system.
It is truly time for a change.

Paul Goss
Chairman and CEO

Monday, July 06, 2009

Twitter-click to follow me

Off we go to this place that I thought was a waste of time.. it can be. Less than two weeks ago I had 3 (maybe 5 people) I followed and I had weighed in on election day about the choice I'd made live in the stream (very cool) and really never gave Twitter much thought. Our site (cumulusmedical.com) was up and  there was no great migration (ya know?) and I started to wonder, "what do ya do?". Nice site Geoff built. Took Months.. it's nice... we had hired a marketing consulting firm (check's in the mail) who told us that we should get going and build a following on Twitter and Facebook...the prospect of generating much activity on FB was slim..but on Twitter?...that might be another story.. first came the get rich quick scams... bought one... learned to use SocialOomph and Bit.ly. Opened a Clickbank account and became a spammer... got quickly embarrassed by a lovely follower who wrote this: "send me one 'increase your followers by 10,000 tomorrow' message in any form and you're blocked"... I love that girl today I do. the culture corrects itself it seems if you pay attention. It is a friendly ,supportive place. I quickly followed 2000 (by hand)  power users to see what they were doing.. some returned the follow (I found them at: Twitter.grader.com and wefollow). I loaded twitterberry onto the Bold and have Uber and Tiny Twitter on the Blackberry as well... have facebook for BB there but it's a more limited environment so far... friends you know....so I went from 0 to 1200+ followers in a week and a half as a nobody and using SocialOomph to post about the things that meant (still do actually) something to me...I'm in the stream.  Ultimately I settled on using Tweetadder to control my searching for following and add those who share our commitment to a mindful existence. Those who care about Health Care reform. the Oceans. Wildlife. Vegetarianism. Meditation. Peace. Love.  Yoga. Our Children. Truth and Justice... I hope you'll join me.. it's a good place to be...@pgoss.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Our Friends at Omoasis-Karma Yoga in Monterey

This is Sarah and Brenton. they were Yates and Sanders.. now Sanders. Sarah is a Yoga Babe (right?) and her column starts today on Cumulusmedical.com. She has a beautiful new studio in Monterey, CA. OmOasis. They have a sweet site.