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Expect the Democrats to move -- on Health Care Reform House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Announcing today that she will get sweeping health care bill on the floor.
And a matter of months.
President Barack Obama loves the urgency and now that he's managed to get the health care industry on his side.
We imagine they're just as excited you about the -- movement.
Let's find out from mark Goldberg and a -- -- national coalition on health care.
And doctor Marc Siegel happy hours doctor doctor Siegel has that you you believe that means of -- future of ration.
Because that's inevitable if you're gonna try to bring the cost down you gonna decide who gets and who doesn't get also.
Keep in mind that -- over industrialized society I mean we're not talking about primary care here they love to talk about prevention but 460 billion dollars were spent -- -- -- cardiac stents and vascular procedures.
This is only getting worse if you bring another fifty million people into the system which may have to happen they're all gonna go for the -- the -- -- -- whole system is based -- intervention rather prevention and -- -- who's -- get -- -- it's the position.
50% of primary care physicians want to drop out already.
Only 2% of medical school graduating classes are going into primary care.
50% are not taking Medicaid.
Of primary care doctors in many states are not taking Medicare.
So you can -- primary care and prevention it ends up being intervention and that's where all the -- are going.
Market you know I.
We've talked about this a lot in the morning meeting had tried to sort of figure out whether or not that -- I tried to.
I got my stance on any but I can't tell -- the little old Burton left leaning vs conservative right leaning.
I can't tell what I'm supposed to be fighting for in the health care industry you guys -- -- left -- but to represent all of the corporations that are gonna benefit directly from all of this.
Talk -- through it.
I'll -- -- to be here.
I guess the first thing I would say.
Is that the coalition is a very centrist brought organization it's not really left leaning.
But that said.
I think we're in a window of opportunity here to do something about the health consistent -- doctor Siegel.
Says there are a lot of things that we need to improve.
We know that there -- fifty million people who don't have any health coverage -- all we know that the caution the health care system are going up about.
Three percentage points faster than inflation and have been for many years.
And we know that medical errors -- -- leading causes.
Premature fatalities so we have our work cut out for us.
I think it's encouraging.
That the administration is focused on this at the congress is and that now major segments of the health care sector -- as well.
Doctor mark this doctor mark.
-- Here's the issue I have with this okay so let's say we do go ahead and we provide health care for.
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Or 45 million additional patients doctor Siegel tells us it's gonna crowd are doctors out.
If this system of you know private public health care.
Medicaid is so bad why is there are a lot of Canadians coming here Europeans coming here to get treatment this seems to be the back.
Granted it's not perfect it's expensive costs are rising mistakes happen it seems to be the best.
At least for the patient know.
I think that I think you make -- an important point I mean the best American health care is probably the best health care in the world.
But we have a system that's quite -- Boeing clearly tens of millions of people have no coverage they're not getting the best of the system we need to do something about that.
But doctor Siegel do you think that we're moving along a little too fast you're more -- hundreds of billions of dollars and can have pretty -- fabric decision here.
Because of Eric's point which is that if you start the flood that system without fixing it first.
People are gonna have longer waiting lines they're not going to be able to see positions positions are gonna drop out.
At a mall for nurse practitioners but that's who you're gonna see it's going to be clinic -- and people won't be coming across the borders anymore.
We have to look carefully at what we're extending the more people we should spend more time trying to get incentives -- primary care doctor.
Haven't been -- what do you see -- -- as any -- to what they're putting on the -- and so I agree with mark's point the other side is it's good that we're paying attention to a problem which is we have fifty million uninsured.
We should pay attention to that but I'm not all I'm not for safety solutions both of you doctors are talking about all the -- -- their health care Erica actually underscores that the -- very important get two -- times for the price of one in this country vs what you got just.
A century ago.
We do have an amazing health care system in this country the best technology on the planet.
How -- -- regular deposit hello Darren white women that I -- of that but we have to be careful we don't -- that it ruined that.
We want our nine year old to have the option of getting pacemakers if they need the catalyst that doctor -- -- -- I'm -- -- all these additional people do get health care we increase in healthcare it that the current people receiving care.
Are we taxing that.
Are we taxing the health coverage we have.
Yeah that's -- this is medical benefits W attacks people are receiving this.
Well that's that's an issue that's front and center here I mean one of the big challenges we have right now as we consider.
How do cover the uninsured is how to finance that coverage.
Certainly that's one of the options is -- -- on the table there -- a number of others.
But it's gonna take a fair amount of money.
They I would add just one thing which is that if we could think of it as an investment and we should.
To doctor -- point and doing other things concurrently.
To improve the efficiency of the system to align incentives and we should be careful.
Wipe -- liberty and the right to an MRI I gotta get.
Good -- or are they going god do not take the money away from hospitals could that's where the networks to take care of Medicaid patients are.
And I'm very worried that we're gonna go in that direction I'm waiting for someone show me that line in the constitution the talks about health care.
Guys take you so much doctor mark and doctor mark.
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