CNBC Meeting of the Minds (Health Care)

CNBC Meeting of the Minds (Health Care)

Billed as the Meeting of the Minds, a roundtable discussion hosted by Maria Bartiromo.  Attended by Dr. J. James Rohack, MD, President of the AMA;  Angela F. Braly, CEO of Wellpoint (Blue Cross); Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic; ex-Senator Bill Frist, M.D.; Michael Milken; Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of Michegan; and John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., CEO of Eli Lilly. You can see the range and diversity of opinions and philosophies.  There was no one unifying concept.  Enlist this panel to draft special legislation and you would be hard-pressed to see a consensus statement.   Let’s discuss this further in the next thread.

America’s health care system is on the verge of a massive transformation, fueling a debate that has pitted neighbor against neighbor, patients against insurers, and the haves against the have-nots. We’ve demanded reform, but now that reform is raising more questions than answers.

In “Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Health Care” hosted by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, CNBC assembles some of the biggest names in the industry and government to advance the conversation and propose solutions to America’s health care crisis. Will universal access lead to lower quality of care? Will our efforts to health care for all stifle business and put America at a disadvantage in the global arena? And what will American health care look like for the next generation?

What is the goal?  A healthier nation? More coverage? Better Access? Cost containment?  How about improved quality of care?  A new paradigm …

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