The Chronic Pain of Our Healthcare System

Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, C-IAYT, eRYT500, YACEP
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Pretty much everywhere in the world, we’ve watched our healthcare systems struggle under the crushing weight of the pandemic. Sure, it’s important to applaud the heroic efforts of healthcare workers and cheer them on. But what they really need is relief from a dysfunctional healthcare system, which are suffering from their own particular kind of chronic pain.

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