My name is noah. I am an emt-b, NA-1, and a street medic. I am also one of the street medics who acted as a first responder to Katrina and helped to start the Common Ground Health Clinic. What many people seem to be failing to keep in mind in their comments is that our health care system is broken. For profit modalities of health care provision prevent genuinely healthy communities. While we strive for a better world we must remember that it won't look like the bureaucratic nanny state we reside under. So while I respect my peers and colleagues who work in the mainstream health care system I know they are regularly disappointed by the actions hospital administrations forces us to make. Healing work is needed and always will be, but the need for america's healers to "heal thy self" is also a very present need.So I tip my hat to all the healers inside and out of the system, and to the haters may you never need our help because your the people who make me want to become a veterinarian.