As 2016 draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment to thank you. Whether you read Neurosurgery Blog, share our content or contribute awesome articles for us to post, we are extremely grateful for what you do.
As we all know, health care is central to our daily lives and policymakers in Washington, DC have an enormous influence and control over this vital aspect of society. Yet despite this, most people cannot see what goes on behind the scenes of health policy circles in our Nation’s capital. There is no shortage of organizations with ideas and opinions, but, what most people don’t realize is that most of those opinions and ideas come from a process in which good policies often fall by the wayside, trumped by politics. It is in this very notion where the idea for Neurosurgery Blog was born. Here at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) we believe it’s imperative to always give an honest take on key health policy discussions — whether it’s good, bad, or just plain ugly — even if, in some cases, it makes us unpopular or ruffles a few political feathers.
We look forward to continuing to share our world of neurosurgery with you in 2017 and we wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year!