Presentation: John Nance – Does everyone have a right to be well?
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Thursday, June 28th
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DOES EVERYONE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WELL?
What Would Thomas Jefferson say about the sorry state of American Health?
We do not have a “system” of Healthcare in the United States. We have, instead, a massively dysfunctional collection of cottage industries whose financial incentive (fee-for-service) is focused not on overall health, but on responding to illness or perceived illness.
What, for instance, is the billing code for “Wellness?” There is none, and the so-called national “debate” over healthcare has been so hijacked by special interests that the basics are eluding us as a people. With healthcare taking up 18.2% of our Gross National Product (soon to be over 20%), costing 2.8 trillion dollars this year, yet directly affecting no more than 10% of the overall health of 320 million of us, change is a matter of certainty. But will it be collapse, or the beginnings of a true “system?”
You may know John J. Nance (one of our Roche Harbor residents) as the Aviation analyst for ABC World News and the author of 19 best-selling books in a long and productive career (also a retired airline captain and Air Force pilot veteran), but for the last 22 years he has been struggling to infuse the safety lessons from high reliability industries such as aviation into the cottage industry of healthcare, and the process alone has been Kafkaesque.
Join John for a fascinating and very unusual and revealing talk which resonates with what the late Paul Harvey used to call: The Rest of the Story of Healthcare Reform.