Okay, maybe health care reform isn’t that hard to get a handle on.
I made productive use of an unexpected night of insomnia and managed to get a handle on what health care reform is all about.
Health care reform is all about patients.
Meaning it’s all about us.
It’s about us deciding where and how our health insurance dollars will be spent.
It’s about us deciding which doctors we will see, about us choosing where we will receive our care.
Without a huge bureaucracy telling us when, how, how much or why not.
Which is why, under no circumstances, do I subscribe to the “Medicare for All” premise or a government run health care system.
I never have.
We do not have to go that route.
And we can still cover every single American.
I really am going to Washington!
On July 17th, in Washington, D.C., Better Health is sponsoring a discussion on health care reform. This discussion will include a panel of bloggers, policy experts, Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, and will be moderated by Rea Blakey of Discovery Health.
The official topic of the panel is Health Care Reform: Putting Patients First – Elected Officials Join America’s Top Medical Bloggers to Discuss the Real, Clinical Impact of Health Care Reform.
I will be participating as a member of the Specialty Care Panel.
The discussion will be held at the National Press Club, it will be taped and if you are in the area, there is limited seating available. If you would like at attend in person, you can email “john.briley at getbetterhealth dot com”.
Full details can be found in the announcement at Better Health.
So, what about you?
What do you think health care reform should accomplish?
What are the three most important aspects that should be a part of any health care reform system?
I’ve gotten some great comments on some recent posts, but I really want to hear it.
What do I need to keep in mind when I go back east?
How do we accomplish “putting patients first”?