E-Commerce with an emphasis on Social Technologies
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I attended the PIMA 2009 Summer Conference.
Subject: Catch the Wave! Products – and Profit – in the New Economy
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A big thanks to the contributors. Some of my favorite comments…
….without completely changing the entire system. Socialized systems do not deliver the mark of excellence Americans are used to.
3 Gov’t HC plans = none are run very well. Private contractors for public employees works well.
Employees will purchase complementary plans – but will that be illegal?
Universal HC is already available. – Unlimited HC=disincentive to work
Prevention and wellness
What kind of precedent does this set?
The 50mln uninsured breaks down to a very small pop that doesn’t have access or choice.
Basic level of care to more people needs to occur first.
Insurance entrepreneurs – covering gaps and alternatives
Look at the broader perspective… Careful to not lose participation of docs… Might lose sense of ownership and responsibility…
Extensive waits – US population just wouldn’t put with that.
Continue to see a spiral in costs – financing issue.
Obama can’t change it – too much infrastructure.
Catastrophic losses, not routine things like physicals and routine drugs.
Car insurance analogy – OUTSTANDING!
Very expensive – increase taxes 2-3 times over.
Private market – put the expenses with the users and providers – like HSA’s
More transparency of costs and quality, get the middle man out
Putting together by people who don’t understand healthcare or insurance
This is a health crisis…
Can’t fix it in 90 days.
Breakdown insurance monopolies – set a provider pricing level, Medicare reimbursement rate plus 20%.
Lower administrative costs
Citizens and businesses – get educated and respond to congress, House members need to hear from you. www.congress.org
Grandchildren will be paying this off…
Will bankrupt the country, sharply curtail research – that’s what keeps people alive. Experimental procedures…. “…something else when it’s your family member.”
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Above all, let’s not rush into something because of politics. Enough already.
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