Babyboomers join the AARP, grade schoolers tip the scales at obese and obscene digits and doctors raise fees in a race to keep pace with rising costs of malpractice insurance. The tornado of health care costs spins endlessly across the land laying desolate small businesses and corporations facing unattainable health costs, as well as, hundreds of thousands of children and individuals stripped of the ability to afford adequate health care. No end is in sight. What will become of us? The wealthiest nation on earth whose people can't afford health care?
Dr. Jeff Bauer, a leading expert on healthcare policy in the US offers this timely comparative review of the leading candidates' current plans for health reform, the prospects for implementation, and their implications if the candidates are elected.
Dr. Bauer contrasts the politicians' approaches with the actual problems of health care and shows what really needs to be done to solve America's problems with cost, quality, and access. As a former government health policy adviser who is not taking sides in this election's health reform debates, Dr. Bauer is uniquely qualified to give an unbiased and constructive appraisal of health reform in 2008.
Dr. Bauer is a nationally recognized health futurist and medical economist. He is Senior Vice President of ACS Healthcare Solutions, a leading provider of outsourcing, information technology, and management consulting services to the health care industry. In his numerous publications and presentations, he forecasts the future of health care and describes practical, creative approaches to improving the health care delivery system.
He speaks frequently to national audiences about key trends in health care, medical science, technology, reimbursement, information systems, public policy, and creative problem-solving. Dr. Bauer is quoted often in the national press and writes regularly for periodicals that cover the business of health care.
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