Healthcare reform a nation divided works


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Health (Well-being for us personally) must be taken from the domain of politics and re-defined by all of us as how we differentiate in moral standards: This is a difficult task for all please take this adventure with me. The first of a series describing our healthcare system as an event of business evolution with no clearly defined objectives. Comparisons between national projects with focus and those without.

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  • Dads wisdom and career
  • Carefull examination and teamwork saved three lives
  • Team work kept me alive
  • Yes some centralization due to corporate irresponsibilityAnd saving billions in fraudNo teamwork just personal interest in power
  • Purpose of this presentationTo educate health service consumers on the lack of transparency in service price A stimulus to empower consumers to ask questions and maximize their best value
  • Healthcare reform a nation divided works

    1. 1. Healthcare Reform A Nation Divided<br />Part1 Lecture1 <br />August 29, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Lecture Series Part One<br />Public Private Ventures That Work Well And Some that don’t<br />Healthcare Economics 101<br />
    3. 3. Untangled Health Simple Truth On Healthcare Reform<br />My fathers advice:<br />Never believe what you read, see or hear without external validation<br />Contempt Prior to Investigation Is Ignorant<br />If your decision impacts a persons safety: Investigate, Investigate, Investigate<br />Humans on the moon<br />Steve Harris<br />Age 19 upon<br />return from <br />Philippines<br />1946<br />
    4. 4. Many ContractorsOne Central Governance Organization<br />TEN YEARS<br />
    5. 5. Evidently He Was Right<br />Steve Harris Team Lead Lunar Descent<br />Module after it was used to return the <br />Apollo 13 crew safely to Earth<br />“If your decision impacts a persons safety: Investigate, Investigate, Investigate“<br />“TRW the last 220,000 miles are on us”<br />
    6. 6. In 1992 I Built My Own Airplane<br />Following Dad’s advice I thoroughly researched the kit I purchased and sought the advice of others: Like friends with actual degrees in engineering.<br />Jeff Harris in Rans S9 Chaos Homebuilt N61886<br />Altitude 3000 feet<br />Location: Hampton Beach NH<br />
    7. 7. So how does this relate to healthcare?<br />Both project Apollo and my homebuilt aircraft had clearly defined objectives:<br />Apollo<br />Safely land humans on the moon and return them safely to earth<br />My aircraft<br />Safely deliver me to the heavens with full control and return me safely to the earth many times.<br />Both project Apollo and my homebuilt aircraft were public-private partnerships <br />Apollo<br />Numerous contractors and NASA<br />My aircraft<br />Jeff Harris and his team with final sign off by FAA engineers<br />
    8. 8. Healthcare on the other hand<br />Never had a clearly defined objective save the US constitution preamble stating that our government should promote our general welfare!<br />So you can imagine just how confusing it has become<br />2011<br />1900<br />
    9. 9. So what is my point!<br />Next year is 2012 and a lot of uninformed or perhaps nefarious <br />pundits have opinions they share with you about the Nation’s <br />Affordable Care Act. If you tease out the rhetoric you will find truth .<br />Furthermore you will find it on all sides.<br />
    10. 10. Before you condemn; please investigate<br />Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress<br />
    11. 11. Healthcare Inflation Cause and Effect Scenario Timeline Based<br />Note: America has projected this crisis and attempted reform since 1940s. <br />Including 2 Republican and 4 Democratic Administrations<br />1-920s <br />Penicillin<br />Insulin<br />1800s-1910 <br />Patient Pays<br />Increased Lifespan and Elderly Population Growth<br />Technology Innovation<br />Evolving Payment Structure<br />1945 Baby Boom<br />1920s GM Signs Contract with Metro Life for 180,000 Employees<br />1930s-1970s<br />New drugs New Surgery <br />1970-Present<br />Effective treatment of chronic illness<br />1970s – Present<br />Biotechnology<br />Human Genome<br />CT and MRI etc.<br />1960s-Present Day States Regulate, New Products PHO, HMO, Managed Care<br />$ 3 TRILLION DOLLARS $<br />1905 USA lags behind Europe in insuring against cost of sickness<br />1930s SS ACT passes omitting health insurance<br />1940’s Pres. Truman Nat'l Health Proposal Opposed by AMA<br />1960s Health insurance through employers: President Johnson signs Medicare and Medicaid ACT<br />1970’s President Nixon’s Plan for Nat'l Health Ins. Opposed<br />1980s Pres. Reagan capitates Medicare cost for hospital admissions.<br />1980s, Corporations begin integrating hospital systems and out patient service. Medicine is now privatized<br />1990s Pres. Clinton National Health Reform fails to pass US Congress<br />2000 44 million Americans uninsured<br />2009 Obama Affordable Care Act Passes <br />Sub Specialist<br />Specialist<br />= Patient Flow<br />POOR PUBLIC SUPPORT<br />For cost controls policy reforms such as universal coverage <br />Family Practice<br />Increased Professional Specialization<br />
    12. 12. Untangled HealthVision<br />