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Healthcare Reform: Why We Can't Turn Back



Under healthcare reform, there must be a transition to care delivery based on accountability, high quality, prevention, and evidenced-based medicine derived from patient-centered outcomes research, says Summa Health System CEO Tom Strauss.



4 comments on "Healthcare Reform: Why We Can't Turn Back"
j biemuller (3/8/2011 at 7:30 PM)

acos will never function. i have been in the medical field for twelve years with capitation and fee for service modules. 75% of providers will not accept a PQRI or a "salary" position. who will work evenings, weekends, nursing home etc? providers are suspect to any governement intrusions. 66,000 few pcps by 2015, try double this amount if insurance companies and government intefere
Scott (3/8/2011 at 2:12 PM)

HC does need reform, just not at the expense of the government claiming control of every aspect (they are historically re-known for their inefficiencies) of the industry and equally as bad bankrupting the country in the process. Find a way to reform Healthcare without using tax payer money and mandating laws that require taxpayers to pay for others. Make it more affordable by using technology is an example but only 1 of many options. It scares the bejesus out of me to think of a government run anything much less Healthcare.
Anne C (3/7/2011 at 3:20 PM)

A lot of people may not be amenable to the health care reform but the fact of the matter is that our health care system has issues that need to be addressed or improved. The current bill may not be perfect but it's a step forward. Something major can't be expected to be perfect overnight. But changes are made to improve it to benefit the majority of Americans. Anne C NY Health Insurer
barium (3/7/2011 at 1:43 PM)

Sorry, Tom, but with all due respect, you are totally off-base in both your analysis and conclusions. PPACA, like the Titanic heading fatefully toward the iceberg, will yield inevitable cataclysmic results in 2014 unless steered off course. Yes, major reform is needed. No, PPACA doesn't deliver it. Virtually nothing in the bill addresses the fundamental problem: the cost of care. And it shouldn't surprise the readers that the head of a major hospital chain doesn't get this. If we are truly serious about reform, we must enact true reform, such as envisioned in Rep. Ryan's Roadmap.* http://www.roadmap.republicans.budget.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Roadmap2Final2.pdf