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Passion for Patients

In their zeal to reduce the uninsured rate and “bend the cost curve,” many policy-focused people have forgotten the primary object of a health care system: treating patients.

Wednesday
August 30, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Heartland Institute
3939 N. Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

“One size fits all,” or so it seems with health care reformers. In their zeal to reduce the uninsured rate and “bend the cost curve,” many policy-focused people have forgotten the primary object of a health care system: treating patients.

Big Data, Big Medicine, Big Pharma, and Big Insurance have a role in providing care to reduce pain and suffering and extend human life, but when the patient is put first, medical professionals have more freedom to identify effective care and to find various ways to pay for it.

In this presentation, Dave Racer, a health care reform expert, will contend the best medical and mental health care systems are built on the professional relationship between a physician and his or her patient. Racer will also describe many health care misconceptions and the structural and political obstacles to redesigning the U.S. health care system. Most importantly, he will reveal strategies that put patients in charge of their care and will appeal to the urgent need to protect individual-focused health care from the onslaught of federal and state government regulations.

  • Speakers
    • Dave Racer
      Dave Racer is a writer, researcher, publisher, speaker, and teacher who has written and/or edited more than 48 books, 18 of which focus on health care and health finance issues. Other books focus on U.S. government, culture, and civic society.
  • Schedule
    • 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      Registration and dinner
    • 6:00 – 6:05 p.m.
      Introduction
    • 6:05 – 6:35 p.m.
      Presentation
    • 6:35 - 7:00 p.m
      Q&A
    • 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
      Book sales and wrap up
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