Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018

                                        Strarting Up Blog Again

I notice I have not posted a blog since June of 20\17.   I’ve been busy writing a book and doing research on my new book “A Physician’s Notes  on Health Reform.” I plan to market it on Amazon.
At the moment,  the health reform world has gone silent.  The political parties are in gridloack.  Other issues -  the government shutting down, sexual harassment,and tax reform - have dominated the headlines.  Last week, however,  the CEOs of Amazon,  Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan made a big splash,    They announced they were forming a news company,  as yet unnamed, to bring down costs and increase costs and to kill the health cadre tapeworms.   They were short of details, but indicated technologies, led \by Amazon, would play a big role, at least for the 1.2 million employees of the 3 companies.  Kevin Pho, MD,  has made a smaller splash by announcing he has formed at Physician Speaking Group to help physician speakers spread the word of their discontent and to play a larger role in health reform.  I have become  part of that group, which now has 453 physician speakers. Where health reform goes from here, no one knows.   It may hinge on the 2018 midterms.  If Democrats prevail,  Bernie Sanders et al will make a big push for Medicare-for-All.