President Obama spoke about the fact that most Americans want healthcare coverage, but many simply can't afford it. I think my favorite moment was when he spoke about Medicare Part D. When seniors hit the Medicare Part D doughnut hole, they "drop off a cliff."
Here are some of my questions regarding healthcare insurance reform:
- How will hardship exemptions get allocated? Will they be fully transparent about the money that funds these exemption programs?
- How should the government "regulate" medical practice? Will the government really be transparent about all the regulations and changes?
- How can we reduce the "waste" in healthcare? Perhaps we need to shift from a "defensive" medicine mindset to a cost-savings mindset.Perhaps we need to focus more on prevention.
Role models healthcare organizations according to President Obama:
- Mayo Clinic
- Cleveland Clinic