Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Deja Vu Moment for Healthcare Reform

Nearly a year ago Steven Schroeder, MD came to Kansas City to talk about healthcare reform, how it was needed and how it came so hard.

The Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care at the University of California - San Francisco and former president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said at the 2008 Flanigan Lecture that it would take four things to move the country toward healthcare reform:

1. Economic depression mobilizes the middle class

2. Charismatic president pushes legislation

3. Business asks for help

4. The medical profession mobilizes

He’s come pretty close, hasn’t he?


Video Dr. Schroeder – Why Reform Comes Hard, You Tube, 8 minutes 52 seconds, August 5, 2008

Lecture: Healthcare Reform Needed but Comes Hard, July 31, 2008, 52 minutes 12 seconds

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Blogger Practical Bioethics said...

Comment from Irl Gladfelter:

Yes, he has come pretty close. But he failed to mention what may be the most important thing: Removal of the profit motive from the U.S. health care system.

+ Irl Gladfelter, S.T.M., D.D. (retired D.D.S.)

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