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Program Information
Tickling the Belly of the Beast
Interview
Tony Walker, Lew Hamburger, John W. Quinn, Cynthia Gustin
 Cynthia Gustin  Contact Contributor
March 26, 2010, 7:09 a.m.
In the first hour, Tony Walker, British citizen, and CEO of ComfoCare shared his thoughts on the state of medical care in England and the United States. He discussed the fact that medications are not always the answer, why the two payer system does not work, the possibility that the bureaucrats exist in the private insurance industry as well and and lies behind the threat of death panels.

Mr. Walker then elaborated on why mandatory healthcare insurance is not a good idea, why eliminating pre-existing conditions could be costly, and lastly what outcomes based medical care is and how it could affect the delivery of healthcare services.

In the second hour, Lew Hamburger, psychologist and author of "Can't Find the Willpowe? Everything You Should Have Learned Since Kindergarten", discussed how he survived being held hostage and the importance of humor.

Mr Hamburger emphasized the importance of offering encouragement, inspiration and sense of humor to the numerous victims of trauma, disaster relief, abuse and depression that he has worked with.

In the third hour, John W. Quinn, author of "Someone Like Me, An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy", shared his story of l overcoming a handicap - a life filled with pain, laughter and love, to become a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy.

Mr. Quinn stated that he wrote the book to give hope to the millions of people struggling with muscular disorders who fight to make through every day and for the parents who lie awake at night and wonder what the future holds for their children--those who resist leaving the house for fear of being laughed at becausethey are different. He remembers the sound of that laughter to this day.

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