Typifying two tracks of the healthcare reform
I’m about to give the last talk at the BILPIL conference (an un-conference version of TEDMED, an event that celebrates conversations on innovative health and medicine). This presentation is my effort at exploring both of those tracks (private market solutions and public reform) and figure out how they work together. I’m still learning this stuff, so please give me your feedback!
*Update* video of this talk (10min) is now up at http://www.vimeo.com/9584353
I’m writing this at San Diego State University, where I’m about to give the last talk at the BILPIL conference (an un-conference version of TEDMED, an event that celebrates conversations on innovative health and medicine). I’m officially the least qualified person here — and seemingly the only one not involved with healthcare, but one of the organizers recruited me to speak after reading my post from last month, “A plausible future of health care.”\n
I readily agreed, because the speakers are unreal talented (Joe Trippi, Aubrey De Grey, Dr. Ben Goertzel, Dr. Philip Steven Low, and Jen McCabe). The schedule today opened with Dr. David Rosenman from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and closed with me. Yep, that’s how I like to roll. :)\n
Lately, when it comes to healthcare, I’ve been thinking a lot about Dr. Jay Parkinson‘s focus on creating a market-based solution for better doctor-patient relationships without accepting the handcuffs of working with insurance companies. He seems to have given up on public reform — in face of the immensely bad odds public reform faces, I don’t blame him, but I have arrived to the conclusion that public reform is still necessary. This presentation is my effort at exploring both of those tracks (private market solutions and public reform) and figure out how they work together. I’m still learning this stuff, so please give me your feedback!\n
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