Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Key Health Care Reform Phrases and Issues

Communication – the human connection – is key personal and career success.

Paul J. Meyer (1928-2009), Texas Philanthropist and Founder of Success Motivation Instituute

Programmers tell me the key to online success are certain key words and phrases.
With this in mind, I revisited my 3650 blogs composed over the last seven years, and these three blogs popped to the top.

"Health Reform, Women Physicians, and the Doctor Shortages"

Jun 13, 2011 7640 page views

"Texas and the Future of Health Reform in America"

Jul 1, 2012 4710 page views

"Health Reform, Primary Care Shortages, and the Coming Political Crisis"
Mar 21, 2011 3991 page views

If you so desire, you may read these blogs by clicking on titles, which are blue and underlined.
What do these three blogs share in common?

1. They all contain the phase “Health Reform".

2. They were all published after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the ACA or ObamaCare, passed on March 23, 2010.

3. They all address three hot health care reform issues – women, Texans, and for primary care physicians.

That these three issues should rise to the top should not surprise.

• Women physicians because half of graduates of medical school are now women. The AMA now has 67,000 women members. Women now dominate primary care and the specialties of obstetrics and gynecology and dermatology. Women are more likely to be employed. Women in general practice shorter hours and retire earlier. And by doing so, contribute indirectly to t doctor shortages.

• Primary care shortages are topic number one in health care education and policy circles. Primary care physicians comprise only one-third of American physicians, yet they are the entry point for care for Medicaid and Medicare patients and for those millions of previously uninsured slated to enter the health system in the next three years.

• Texas, because of its physician-friendly environment, its robust business climate, its malpractice reform laws, its low cost of living, its relative shortage of doctors, its low taxes and lack of a state income tax, has become a magnet and destination of physicians from other parts of the U.S. and foreign physicians.

It is self-evident why readers are attracted to these three blogs. My other blogs featuring women physicians, primary care physicians, and Texas medicine have also been heavy draws. I invite you to read the three blogs listed above by entering their titles in the search box on the upper left on each Medinnovation blog – where health reform, medical innovation, and physicians practices meet.

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