Our country's political interests have recently been galvanized by the attempts of the Republican dominated Congress to pass a health care bill. As I hear the pundits on television and health care colleagues speak, I am concerned about a misuse of terms that I think we, as health care practitioners, should correct. It is often stated that our "health care system is broken."
In my judgment, what the Congress is attempting to correct is payor models or payor methods not an attempt to manage a health care system. Our health care system is made up of hospitals, laboratories, outpatient clinics, varied medical specialties and practice models, nurses, various forms of physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, etc. In my opinion, it is not broken, but it may be fragmented. Our health care system is not equivalent to the payor models that are being discussed and argued in Washington DC. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Thursday, October 5th is the last day to register for the LMS/KMA 10th District Trustee Meeting
LMS Senior Physicians are invited to meeting on Friday, October 13th at noon at the Campbell House for lunch & fellowship. No registration necessary. Call LMS @ 278-0569 or CLICK HERE for more information.