You’ve had some thousands of words of prose about Medicare Locals in recent Croakey posts … it must be time for some poetry from health economist Professor Gavin Mooney:
Medicare Locals are creating big divisions.
We long for some unifying and healing decisions.
Where are the social determinants of health?
(They appear to be secret – to be processed by stealth?)
GPs seemingly are to hold all the power
(The others excluded must really be sour!)
The community controlled sector? Missing from here.
Oops … forgotten… (Why can’t black fellas just disappear?)
We need radical thinking, leaders charismatic
Revolutionary strategies, truly dramatic!
Bold, inspiring, healthful, new visions.
Else, what do we get? Just bigger Divisions.