This post marks the beginning of a new effort. This will be an effort to help develop an awareness of the complicated nature of the current healthcare system in the USA. I hope to help build conversations that can help improve the system in positive ways. I welcome constructive contributions from readers. I ask that if you choose to contribute, that you keep in mind that all of us in America benefit from a strong healthcare system that is affordable, effective, and accessible for every American. No matter what role you may play in the healthcare of our country, it is important to remember that ultimately we and our families are all patients.