Anyone who wastes time talking about Obamacare, its repeal & replacements is foolish. All the “solutions” simply rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic; the system is imploding & I speak as a former employer, consumer, parent, & policymaker. No one controls costs, delivery of care, or takes seriously healthcare @…/ about… Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself

Last week, my two stepsons’ father, a man who loved life, killed himself.

I would like to tell you why.

Two years ago, a 62-year-old father of three named Bruce Graham was standing on a ladder, inspecting his roof for a leak, when it slipped out from under him. He landed on top of the ladder on his back, breaking several ribs, puncturing a lung and tearing his intestine, which wasn’t detected until he went into septic shock. Following surgery, he lapsed into a two-week coma.

In retrospect, it’s unfortunate that he awoke from that coma because for all intents and purposes, his life ended with that fall. Not because his mind was affected — it was completely intact until the moment he took his life — but because while modern medicine was adept enough to keep him alive, it was unable or unwilling to help him deal with the excruciating pain that he experienced over the next two years.