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Your President Obama introducing Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius as his new choice to be secretary of health and human services.
If confirmed she will be the president's point lady.
For his plan to give all Americans affordable health insurance.
-- right grace Marie -- they Galen institute.
How Washington and expert on the subject -- and already it looks like we're on our way to universal health insurance coverage -- in your opinion run off the top.
Does the quality of health -- improve.
All get looks for everybody if you've got universal cover.
Well -- in the the first question is will people even have a universal access to health care.
If we have universal coverage.
You look at the Medicare program -- -- Medicaid program people have increasingly.
Difficult time finding a physician who will favor.
And they have.
The -- so what -- -- are you saying grace Marie -- you're saying that if you get universal health insurance which is the president's proposal essentially.
Then some people will still be left out because doctors won't see him because they won't treat patients because of what the government will pay -- to treat them that it.
That's exactly right and we're already -- -- -- Massachusetts.
This is the first state to try to get to universal coverage.
Through an individual mandate.
What you got six patents thirty authority -- -- -- 634.
Billion dollars put aside in the bunch down payment I don't down payments.
Now that that's an awful lot of money that's well over half trillion dollars and that's you know they're not that meg sure that everybody gets to see -- -- Don't absolutely not -- you've got here so many other issues that we need to deal with our health sector.
Before we say that everybody is guaranteed insurance.
What we have -- workforce shortages we have incredible inefficiencies in the system.
If you're just gonna say basically we're gonna put a lid on this it's like putting a lid on the pressure cooker and her at Nina.
You've got to figure out how we're gonna make this system work better.
Become more efficient rather than basically -- we're gonna make sure everybody is an assistant and then we're gonna fix the problems that going to be much much more difficult to follow.
Hitting his his one thing that keeps coming up this at electronic recordkeeping.
A whip constantly told that this is going to say -- looked -- save twenty billion dollars a year.
What do you say electronic -- keeping does it save that much money.
Well they're actually going to be spending twenty billion dollars that the amount of money in the stimulus package -- to -- on electronic health records and that's but that's.
If the government and it doesn't what do we think the chances are that it's gonna get it right already we've got private sector model for male clinic the Cleveland clinic.
Vanderbilt all have their own model we need to have.
Hot companies that are operating above that to provide interoperability of those records but to have the federal government -- -- what are the standards that they use these.
Fabulous health care institutions use for collecting and -- gathering and and -- and that analyzing their data -- federal government can't do about it have to be done by people.
Doctors and patients and then the medical profession seeing these folks to make sure that the information that's gathered.
Is useful and an aggregate that in a way that's useful for the next generation of -- Have a medical care last question.
We keep I keep coming back to the 634.
Billion dollar down payment down I -- note in whose pocket does that end up.
Does does that chunk of it go to the insurance company is -- does a lot go to doctor's -- an awful lot go to the drug company is they who in whose pocket.
There's a half a trillion dollars and up.
Well then one of the things with government wants to do with creating new.
Government health plan as -- we didn't have enough problems with entitlement programs already.
For working Americans.
That venue will decide what doctors and hospitals and pharmaceutical companies will be paid.
For their products and services and I will tell you it's much more likely that they're going to be pay that price control low rates.
That are going to make it very typical for people to -- -- physicians and to get the care that they need because.
Doctors and patients are simply not going to be paying about some of them to even stay in business.
We actually that's a subject I'd like to pursue with you on this program at a later date because we have consulted the just not enough doctors in this country and that -- -- out of the medical profession who got to -- -- for another day.
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