A Little History:
Our story begins in Pocatello, Idaho, circa 1972, when the lovely Debby Christensen agreed to a first, though fateful date with admirer, David Croshaw. Long story-short, he bade her follow him, and they went arm-in-arm to the Logan, Utah temple for establishment of an eternal family unit, Generation 1, on May 23 1973.

From their first blissful summer in Salt Lake City, educational pursuits took them to Provo/Orem, Utah, birthplace of Leslie and Rebecca, and to San Francisco/Oakland California, birthplace of Colin and Matt. Then, for establishment of livelihood, expansion of the tribe with Abby and Dana, and for raising/unifying of Generation 2, it was back to the roots in Pocatello for a rewarding sojourn.

In time, driven by a raging, but commonly shared sense of adventure and independence, one-by-one, Generation 2 escaped the homeland to distant regions of the country and the world, each ultimately developing their own tribal expansions by pairing with worthy mates and initiating Generation 3.

Now sensing fulfillment of their purpose in Pocatello, Generation 1 has also left those roots and transplanted to Cascade Idaho, from which base, they anticipate more abundant contact with The Posterity, Generations 2 and 3, in the future. That contact however, awaits fulfillment of a call to LDS missionary service in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, wherein they hope to help the state of the world by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

So now, including Generation 0 (Grandma and Grandpa Christensen) home base includes Yuma, Arizona, Pocatello, Idaho, Cascade, Idaho, Vancouver, BC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Boise, Idaho, Los Angeles, California, back to Boise, Idaho, and on and on (Generation 3+) to infinity.

Our Mission Statement:
This is the blog of our eternal family unit. Initiated years ago, it served well as a journal, but even more so, as an archive of our personal interaction. It was a gathering place, a confabulation instrument, a unifying force for four generations of widely dispersed and progressively prolific posterity, and their valued associates. Though it served these purposes well for many years, it eventually took a back seat to new-kids-on-the-block, Facebook, and Instagram, and was sadly forgotten.

We now move to resurrect this blog with an added functional purpose of archiving the missionary experiences of Generation 1, of their movements and activities as they participate with The Gathering of Israel in the land northward. In so doing, we hope that via their own comments and posts, this blog will again serve to gather and unify the posterity and their friends.

As in the past, that the young and vibrant may know the old and tired, that enduring bonds may be fostered and maintained, that experience and encouragement may be openly shared, that posterity may embrace truth, and that hearts may be knit together, we must resist detachment despite our geographic divergence. We shall do so here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Health Care

This is an interesting interview with Tom Coburn, senator of Oklahoma and also a physician. It gives a unique point of view that you probably won't hear anywhere else.



abbynormal said...

Ah, sweet, sweet, rational logic. How I've missed you in the midst of all this health care bill talk.

rebeccaV said...

I love Tom Coburn, one of the few things I loved about Oklahoma!

David and Debby said...

first of all, it isn't a health care reform bill. IT IS A TAX BILL. good article. i am praying the current bill gets scrapped. don't know that that will happen.

Crystal said...

While I do not like the health care bill, there are some serious problems with health care in the US. Malpractice insurance is one (I thought he addressed that very well in his answer), prescription cost is another (but I dont know the answer, the FDA demands 10+ years on new drug research. It is expensive to develop a drug, but clearly, drug companies over-charg. Also, what about denying some people health care coverage if they have sickness (and clearly NEED health care), as well as the unaffordability of heath insurance for many, many hard-working US citizens. Really, that IS an issue. How should that be dealt with? Take the situation Matt and I are in right now... what should we do? God forbid something serious would happen to either of us right now, we have no insurance... and Matt is supposed to be on 2 prescription psychoactive drugs daily...
I agree with the sentiment of Gerald Ford, "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."

However. This system is ABSOLUTELY in need of repair.

David and Debby said...

one of the many problems with the current health care bill (aka tax bill) is that it leaves 12 million people uninsured. isn't that the whole purpose originally, to insure everyone?

Crystal said...

I tell you, it is so confusing and contradictive. That frustrates me!! People like being able to choose! To make a CHOICE and get what suits them best and that forces companies to be more competitive, which is good. There does need to be an affordable alternative to people who work and do not get health insurance benefits, however.

Colin said...

The problem is Obama is trying to fix every problem in one swoop. This is something that took decades to get bad and he wants to fix it overnight.
Fixing malpractice has to be on of the main focuses or the whole thing will fail. Fix malpractice and medicine can go back to the way it should be instead of defensive medicine like we have today.
There also has to be more incentive for people to go into primary care.
It has become clear that people can see through the healthcare tax bill. There might be trouble for senators who strongly backed the bill come election time.