Sunday, October 19, 2008

Health Train Express--Sunday Edition

On the heels of Colin Powell's endorsement of Senator Obama, we can begin to look at the options for health care reform that the two candidates espouse.

Before I talk about that I make the following observations.

Few if any Physicians have access to the national stage in a manner that prominent senators, governors, and other publicly elected officials enjoy.  We have relied on our national organizations, the AMA, specialty societies, lobbyists.

There are other major players and foundations ,fund policy analysts, and speakers on the national circuit of speakers that elaborate on options for health care reform. In fact there is an alphabet soup variety of publicly funded organizations active in these matters. Some are underwritten by non profit organizations that are actually underwritten by payers.

National Health Policy Resources

Kaiser Family Foundation

Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

The American Hospital Association

U.S. Non- Profits Health Data and Statistics

The following two interviews detail the essentials of  the two candidates platform for health care reform.

HEALTH TRAIN MEET THE PRESS FOR SENATOR OBAMA

HEALTH TRAIN MEET THE PRESS FOR SENATOR MCCAIN

Both interviews courtesy of the Kaiser Family Foudation

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