cont = GameLogic.getCurrentController()
own = cont.getOwner()

bar = GameLogic.getObject("healthmeter")
meter = bar.getOwner()

i need to do something like this
this does not work

I don’t think the gamelogic module has a get object method

I’ve always linked the logic bricks so I could access other objects

that is, link a sensor or an actuator from bar to your python controller [in another object], then set bar to that sensor or actuator .getOwner()