It's time to fix this healthcare quagmire. We have seen government’s idea, ObamaCare, and its not working. We have been told single payer or universal healthcare is a better way, but it's demonstrably and prove-ably not. While we are in almost violent disagreement on the solution, most of us don’t even understand the problems. This includes a lot of government, and people in the industry. Yet, there is a better idea. In this episode, we outline this improved approach and set the stage to...
The healthcare diatribe has continued to get more vitriolic. Most just spout contrived talking points from either side driven into our heads for the past 9 years by a lazy media. Tom and Tim speak to the Annual ComplianceOnline Medical Device Summit & explain why THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T FIX OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.
The Government can’t fix our healthcare system. In fact, in this speech we provide evidence that the government has never been able to do anything other than increase costs. We not...
Medicare and Medicaid costs are still out of control, no cost containment efforts have had any effect, and yet, we continue to expand the failing system. The ACA is passed. Government duplicity is fully exposed, Significant portions of the new ACA, can’t be implemented, and those which are cost much more than anticipated. It's not just that we are extending coverage to those previously uncovered, a good idea with a bad implementation, we also continue to expand the scope of care beyond the...
1980-2010 saw a time when the government changed our national economic system and fundamentally crippled our healthcare system along the way, and, no one seems to know this. Find out why!
Today we see the effects of runaway costs on our healthcare system. 1980-2010 was the time in America when systemic problems in our economy were coming home to roost. Our government came up with several fixes to try to avoid the pain of our past mistakes. Unfortunately, these economic changes included...
In the 1970s it became clear no matter how much we spent on healthcare it was never enough. Although Medicare was less than 5 years old, Congress was forced to hike Medicare Taxes 25% and still the optimistic estimates of the cost of the program were running out of control. More doctors and more lawyers entered the fray and expenses rose more. New procedures, new technologies and again costs rose still more. Lives got extended, diseases of the elderly became more prevalent, and prices rose...
Henry J. Kaiser did more for America than build WWII Liberty Ships. Find out about our Greatest Entrepreneur and his legacy of healthcare.
Henry J. Kaiser is arguably America’s first and greatest entrepreneur. His accomplishments ranged from construction to healthcare, from steel and aluminum to aerospace and electronics, shipbuilding to sand and cement. He singularly changed the landscape of a large portion of America with the Hoover Dam, Grand Coulee and Bonneville Dam as well as roads...
The Kennedy’s path of elevation of American culture and ideals comes to a tragic end. Johnson seizes an opportunity for THE PARTY. Social Security gets expanded with Medicare and Medicaid and the nation gets hooked. Wilbur Mills concerns become to reality.
This period fully transitions the intent of our nation’s healthcare reform from a business and citizen support system to a fully political agenda-based program. Real cost concerns are obscured, and political gain comes front and center...
The 1950s were pivotal years for our nation and its healthcare system. The Years of the Korean War, The of a re-addiction of America, of Stereotypes and breaking bonds. The years leading up to Kennedy’s assassination were full of advances and bad judgments. Come find out how they set the stage for the problems we have today.
Episode 1.7: New Treatments, New Mistakes, New Ideas, is fully baked and available at HealthReform 2.0, www.hr-20.com. Our journey through healthcare’s history is almost complete. Thanks to all who have sent us e-mails with suggestions and the questions you want answered. We will be moving on to these topics, and many more, after the history series is complete.
In this episode we talk about the events of the Great Depression, and World War II. We discuss how these events and the resulting...
Episode 1.6, New Depression - New Deal - New War.
In this episode we go from 1920 to 1950. We discuss the events and governmental actions that set the stage for a series of healthcare decisions that formed the basis of many of the problems we now have in our healthcare system.
We also begin the discussion of Henry J. Kaiser founder of Kaiser Permanente one of the more successful healthcare systems.
We discuss the years 1900 - 1940 & explain how women reversed the lousy course our national health system was on. Women saved our bacon at least three times.
Women broke the trend of addiction and fundamentally shifted the balance of power in the healthcare system of the day.
HR-20 Episode 1.3 Medicine Becomes an Industry
In this episode we tell the story about the rise of the Patent Medicine Kings, and how Physicians sought safety in numbers from the competition of hospitals and doctors, druggists and other schools of medicine.
This Episode is about where Doctors and Physicians came from - hint they didn't start out as the same occupation - The start of the "drug cartels", and how some of the issues in our current healthcare system started to be established.
Tom Loker and Tim Henning discuss the new podcast series, lay out the format of the shows and discuss the kind of topics they will be discussing in the upcoming series.
This is the podcast show for people with a Curious Mind and a desire to have a Better HealthCare System.
Quick Points for Fast Learners!
President Trump's budget proposal has cause quite a stir. It seem both sides don't like it. Is there anything to consider?
HealthyBytes is our short form podcast. These are timely and pithy remarks on things relating to our healthcare system that we may want to think about.
In this episode Tom discusses Dan Brown's Book Inferno and how it may not be as much of a work of fiction as we think! Tom discusses the history of how we came to this position to help enlighten healthcare's various myths.
Tom Loker and Tim Henning deliver an intelligent podcast for people who want to know why healthcare still doesn't work, how we got here in the first place, and what we can do to fix it.
Tim says we have the only podcast in the world for people with a curious mind and a desire to have a better healthcare system. Find out what this podcast is all about.