What follows is a link to a speech on the future of health care from Joel Allison, whose signature was on my paychecks for five years when I “chaplained” at what was then Baylor Health Care.
And here’s a link to a posting about him I once shared (here at the blawg that is saving the world) after “Christianity Today” featured him and his view on the need to provide health care to indigents.
A Marine veteran, Joel is smart, “religious” in the best sense of the word (and a deacon in a North Dallas Baptist church), innovative, “driven” in the best sense (a self-confessed Typed A), forward looking, conservative in the best sense, and did I mention smart?
I don’t know his political affiliation, but I wish he’d run for the Texas Legislature if not governor, even though he’s so smart, “religious” in the best sense, innovative, “driven” in the best sense, forward looking, conservative in the best sense, (and did I mention smart) that he wouldn’t stand a chance of getting elected. At least he would bring some class, reason, common sense and that old, seemingly lost Texas can-do attitude to the crass state of Texas politics for a while.
This lengthy text of a speech of his worth the time if you seriously follow health care issues.
Click here and you’re there.
(HAT TIP: Mark Grace, the longtime head of spiritual care at what is now Baylor Scott & White.)