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Health Care Reform, part III – Nurses and Doctors Speak Out

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Doctors and nurses talk about what changes in health care might mean for they way they care for patients and for the future of medicine. The conversation with Kerri Miller was recorded in the UBS Forum on July 9, 2009…


Listened to this a few days ago…it’s fabulous.  Might have to send this discussion to the White House and Congress.  They need to hear it.

I’ve come to believe it’s true that Minnesota will be hit pretty hard if the current public option legislation passes in DC, and that scares me.  I’m a progressive, but that doesn’t mean I won’t disagree with what’s happening right now – I think there are better ways.

And the people speaking at the UBS Forum in St. Paul in this piece speak from experience and reality about what’s lacking in the health care conversation…like preventative…like educating patients…like disincenting “overtesting” and “overperscribing”…and more.

Hope you’ll listen.  Then let’s talk about it.

What do you think?  What needs to happen to make sure our States’ health communities and services aren’t beat up by whatever Federal health care reform comes?  What does health care reform look like to YOU?  If you work in health care, I’d love to hear from you.


Author: Jessica

A few tidbits about me: Small town MN girl from a small business (turkeys) family. U of M-Morris alum. Work in crop insurance as a policy/procedure analyst/writer. Love my family, my hubby, and his family as if they were my own. Volunteer junkie. City of Plymouth Human Rights Commissioner. MN Women's Consortium Board Member. MN NOW Legislative Coordinator. PROUD FEMINIST!

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