Navigation Links
Institute Chastises Congress on Health Care Reforms, Offers Five-Point Program for Reducing Health Care Costs by 50%
Date:8/13/2009

BRONXVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gilchrist Institute for the Achievement Sciences, an economic and political think tank, has released a five-point program for health care reform aimed at members of Congress and the New York State legislature.

Gilchrist Institute Director Dr. Robert Flower states, "We are challenging Congress to 'get real.' The current programs are fine. It's the application that needs reform and the administration that needs to be changed. These 5 proposals alone could reduce the existing health care system costs by over 50%."

The recommended measures are:

1. Pursue Health Fraud: Health Fraud is estimated at $100 billion a year. Having citizens participate in a small share of the payment obligation, combined with an intensified crackdown by the state and federal governments will go a long way in reducing this significant amount.

2. Medical Tort Reform: The Fair & Reliable Medical Justice Act proposed by the Republicans could save the health care system an estimated $150 billion a year.

3. Life/Health Insurance Plan: Taking a whole life policy at younger ages and dedicating it to terminal (end of life) circumstances would go a long way to decrease health care costs nationally. A whole life insurance policy at age 25 for $200,000 would cost approximately $250 per month for some 11 years, then no further payment would be necessary. The policy will grow to over $1 million by age 90. It would then be assigned, pledged or sold to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies when terminal life is commenced. This could save approximately 30% of overall health care costs in this country -- approximately $300 billion.

4. Interstate Policy Enabling Legislation: This is probably the single greatest consideration the insurance companies fear. It is ridiculous and totally restrictive economics to prevent companies
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Gilchrist Institute for the Achievement Sciences
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. National Cancer Institute names Emory to nationwide NCI chemical biology consortium
2. Hollins Communications Research Institute Announces More Stuttering Therapy Scholarships
3. Garry OGrady Appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pharmaceutical Institute
4. AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes
5. The Cooper Institute Launches Nationwide Testing With Pearson VUE for Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) Exam
6. Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Only Hospital in New Jersey to Offer New Bionic Foot to Amputees
7. Validation & Compliance Institute, LLC, to Provide Medical Device Regulatory Training for the University of Michigans Medical Innovation Center
8. Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Announces Diagnostic Screening and Clinical Research Collaborations With Response Genetics, Inc.
9. Human Pheromones: Whats Purported, Whats Supported - A White Paper Published by The Sense of Smell Institute
10. Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council Partners With the National Institute of Mental Health
11. The Aspen Institute and TIME Convene Debate on Health Care at The Aspen Health Forum
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2014)... Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between ... of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. ... to show a direct relationship between motor skills and ... motor skills should be included in treatment plans for ... professor in OSU,s College of Public Health and Human ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... was safe and effective in treating patients with ... , according to a new pilot study published ... online. Known as fecal microbiota transplantation, the treatment ... or a nasogastric tube. The findings suggest approaches ... available to patients. , A growing concern, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... University researcher is looking to give exercise enthusiasts the ... latest research shows that a cyber buddy can help. ... for Health Journal , is the first to indicate ... motivator during exercise, a software-generated partner also can be ... isn,t real can still motivate people to give greater ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... that targets an important brain receptor has a dramatic ... relapse behavior, a University at Buffalo animal study has ... may be a novel lead compound for treating cocaine ... research was published as an online preview article in ... the compound, RO5263397, severely blunted a broad range of ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... MD (April 23, 2014) The American Gastroenterological ... the 2014 AGA Research Scholars. The AGA Research ... investigators to develop independent and productive research careers ... Scholar Awards fund an additional year allowing for ... committed to supporting junior faculty who are paving ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Motor skill deficiencies linked to autism severity in new research 2Health News:Pilot study suggests ways to widen access to fecal transplants for C. diff infections 2Health News:Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy' 2Health News:Novel compound halts cocaine addiction and relapse behaviors 2Health News:AGA announces 2014 Class of AGA Research Scholars 2
... cells within the lung as they move around and ... the causes of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) a disease ... , IPF fills the delicate gas exchange region of ... Duke University Medical Center researchers have discovered that some ...
... --,Americans, awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is rising, ... doctor about symptoms, according to a new survey by the ... COPD -- the third-leading cause of death in the United ... excess sputum production and a feeling of not being able ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay ... might encourage better shut-eye: People who met national exercise ... those who didn,t. The research doesn,t confirm that ... there may be another explanation for the apparent connection ...
... A diametric shift in the levels of two proteins ... accumulation of the destructive brain plaque found in Alzheimer,s ... folds others into specific positions to unleash their functions. ... it unleashes the normally dormant BACE1, a protein responsible ...
... 2011Researchers have discovered that over a million people worldwide diagnosed ... fungal infection which is usually left untreated because it is ... new report published today in the Bulletin of the ... and University of Toronto say because the X-ray features and ...
... The American Chemical Society,s (ACS,) 243rd National Meeting & Exposition, ... will be held March 25-29, 2012, in San Diego, ... Convention Center and at area hotels. With more than ... from astronomy to zoology ― the meeting will offer print, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New insights come from tracing cells that scar lungs 2Health News:Many Ignore Symptoms of Lung Disease, Study Finds 2Health News:More Exercise Could Make For Better Sleep: Study 2Health News:More Exercise Could Make For Better Sleep: Study 3Health News:Diametric shift in 2 protein levels spurs Alzheimer's plaque accumulation 2Health News:Mistaken identity: New report highlights the global impact of medical misdiagnosis 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ... (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender offer for all of ... As a result of the waiver, the transaction is no longer ... offer on January 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled expiration time, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Tegra Medical is very pleased to announce the ... new Chief Executive Officer.  Mark was promoted from his current ... the company,s four facilities in Massachusetts , ... joined Tegra Medical in 2012 with 20+ years of broad-based ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Insulin ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957812/Insulin-Pump-Market--Forecast-–-Worldwide-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply ... Insulin Pumps are gaining strong ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17
... Mass. and SYDNEY, July 27, 2011 HeartWare International, Inc. ... second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011, after ... 4, 2011. A conference call with management is ... August 4, 2011 (being 7:00 am Australian Eastern Standard Time, ...
... July 27, 2011 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: ... of $0.83 per diluted share in the third quarter of ... year-ago quarter.  Revenues for the quarter were $649 million, up ... on a constant currency basis.  Order backlog at the end ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HeartWare to Report Financial Results for Second Quarter of 2011 2Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 2Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 3Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 4Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 5Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 6Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 7
... A wide range of miniTHERM incubators ... the appropriate application solution for their specific ... 18 liters, are compact and extremely space ... typical microwave oven. It is possible to ...
... A wide range of miniTHERM incubators is ... appropriate application solution for their specific requirements. ... liters, are compact and extremely space saving. ... microwave oven. It is possible to stack ...
... resistance of stainless steel with the ... offers an electro-polished copper-alloy-stainless interior that ... sterile environment promotes the integrity of ... safety of laboratory staff. This exclusive ...
IR Autoflow Dual Chamber Over-Under Water-Jacketed CO 2 Inc....
Medicine Products: