After SPIN! Video -"What happens when healthcare systems form partnerships?"
Published September 27, 2017
After SPIN! "Question to John and Chris – We talked on NC SPIN about the proposed new partnership arrangement between Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care. We understand federal regulators are increasingly uneasy with the idea, saying it will inhibit competition and could perhaps violate anti-trust regulations. What’s your current viewpoint of this partnership?"
September 27, 2017 at 3:23 pm
Tom Hauck says:
We constantly read of the high cost of healthcare insurance and that healthcare costs are about 18% of the national economy but all the current discussions are about how to split up or rearrange who is to pay the current costs rather than reduce the costs -- like rearranging the deck chairs on the (sinking) Titanic.
Kindly review the following items which show how to save about $750 billion (with a b) each year and enjoy better health outcomes -- saving up to 75,000 lives per year.
I have given you all the details in case you do not or cannot open links. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/health/policy/parting-shot-at-waste-by-key-obama-health-official.html
Here are three links to or about the study -- the first is an article in The Atlantic magazine and it easily highlights how the money is wasted.
The best and easiest/quickest way to understand the report is to read the Summary and here is the link to the Summary.
This is the link to the entire 400 page report which you can read online for free.
Here is a link to an article (one of many) about how the Mayo Clinic is working to reduce costs by 30%.