Navigation Links
Medco CEO Unveils Pragmatic Blueprint for Health Care Reform; Reducing Costs by Upwards of $1 Trillion
Date:9/9/2008

Plan Challenges Policy-makers, Physicians, Patients and Payors To Become Engaged and Accountable

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an address today at the National Press Club, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) Chairman and CEO, David B. Snow Jr. unveiled a pragmatic blueprint for fixing America's inefficient health care system that, for the first time, is designed to address the root causes of the problem. Unifying the strengths of both the public and private sectors, Snow's plan is designed to reduce the nation's health care expenses by as much as $1 trillion - almost 50 percent of current expenditures - while extending affordable, high-quality care to more Americans.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080909/NY32513 )

Noting that the United States spends twice as much per capita on health care as most other developed nations - but achieves no better clinical outcomes - Snow's plan addresses the technological, regulatory, clinical and societal reforms needed to create a sustainable system that enables affordable access. From fixing Medicare to trimming America's collective waistline, Snow advocates tough choices to tackle controversial issues - challenging government, the private sector, patients, physicians and payors to become actively engaged and accountable for improving both clinical and financial outcomes.

Snow's phased five-point plan represents an integrated approach to health care reform that includes progressive building blocks that, over time, interconnect to achieve as much as $1 trillion in health care savings.

The five tenets of Snow's program include: wiring health care; elimin
'/>"/>

SOURCE Medco Health Solutions Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Medco Announces Research Collaboration with FDA Focused on Personalized Medicine
2. Medco to Present at the BMO Capital Markets 2008 Focus on Healthcare Conference
3. Medco Reports Record Second-Quarter 2008 GAAP Diluted EPS; Reflects Growth of 34.2 Percent; Raises and Narrows 2008 Guidance
4. Coventry Health Care Awards Medicare Pharmacy Services Contract to Medco
5. Medco to Present at the William Blair & Company, L.L.C. 28th Annual Growth Conference
6. Medco CEO to Present at the Goldman Sachs Twenty-Ninth Annual Global Healthcare Conference
7. Medco, Healthways Launch Center for Health Action to Deliver Optimal Health(TM)
8. Medco to Present at the Bank of America 2008 Health Care Conference
9. Medco Joins Cincinnatis Cover the Uninsured Week Effort To Deliver Lower Cost Health Care
10. Medco Reports Strong First-Quarter Results; Record EPS, Mail-Order Volume, Generic Dispensing Rates
11. Medco CEO to Present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Originally considered alternative ... is becoming increasingly popular with consumers. This has ... Poultry Farming industry in Australia. According to ... organic meat has surged over the past five ... the farming level.” Over the five years through ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have pinpointed a molecule that ... colds. The researchers say this finding could offer ... treat these attacks. Most asthma attacks (80 percent ... the airways, according to the British researchers. Most of ... the common cold. The researchers found that a ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... A newborn,s risk of developing celiac disease isn,t reduced by ... in wheat called gluten to an infant,s diet help prevent ... pair of new studies in the Oct. 2 New ... to rest hopes that a child could avoid celiac disease ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... University of Nottingham could lead to the development of ... resulting from the research, published in the journal ... sufferers of chronic pain conditions such as traumatic nerve ... , The work, led by Dr Lucy Donaldson in ... David Bates, Professor of Oncology in the University,s Cancer ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... new research study published today in the Journal ... patients older than 50 years with moderate or severe ... , Researchers from the University of Melbourne randomly assigned ... pain to no acupuncture or sham or pretend laser ... with participants and acupuncturists blinded to laser and sham ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 4Health News:New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks 2Health News:Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds 3Health News:Medical discovery first step on path to new painkillers 2Health News:Study finds acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain 2
... 29 LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LNET ... offering of 50,000 shares of 10% Series B Cumulative ... liquidation preference of $1,000 per share. In addition, the ... to purchase an additional 7,500 shares of preferred stock ...
... HealthCare System has organized a new business unit ... North and South Carolina. , , The newly ... (SHVI) represents a combination of Sanger Clinic, Charlotte Cardiology Associates ... serving as a regional referral center for highly specialized care. ...
... Clovis Students Win Thousands of Dollars in Milk Contest , ... month after month with Premenstrual Syndrome, a.k.a. man,s worst nightmare. ... whom do not yet know that milk could be the ... effort to educate women on the PMS-fighting benefits of the ...
... ... to share their perspectives on eye care and safety. , ... Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- Stop squinting…proper eye ... July,s fireworks displays in all their brilliance and clarity., , , The Healthcare Scoop , ...
... , JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 29 On June ... the European Association for the Study of Diabetes investigated ... sanofi-aventis) and the development of certain malignancies. The authors ... their limited data and analyses, which precluded them from ...
... most parents of high school and college-age students and they,ll tell ... life,s tough questions. Truth is, at that age they are forming ... their lives. A new initiative, Reach Teach Learn , is ... that honest, educated decisions are made. , , Alpharma Inc., ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:LodgeNet Interactive Announces Completion of Offering of $57.5 Million of Convertible Preferred Stock 2Health News:LodgeNet Interactive Announces Completion of Offering of $57.5 Million of Convertible Preferred Stock 3Health News:LodgeNet Interactive Announces Completion of Offering of $57.5 Million of Convertible Preferred Stock 4Health News:Sanger Clinic Lends Its Name to New Heart Care Institute Serving NC and SC 2Health News:No More Drama With TOMA LECHE 2Health News:No More Drama With TOMA LECHE 3Health News:No More Drama With TOMA LECHE 4Health News:The Healthcare Scoop Community Says 'Eye Care' 2Health News:The Healthcare Scoop Community Says 'Eye Care' 3Health News:AACE Response to Insulin Glargine Cancer Risk Articles in Diabetologia 2Health News:Alpharma's Reach Teach Learn Initiative Targets Youth and Consumer Awareness 2
(Date:10/2/2014)... 2, 2014  MJ Freeway®, the industry-leading cannabis business ... detailing upcoming legalization efforts in Oregon ... Nevada .  The success of the measures being ... on the national level. On October 7th, ... the Marijuana Policy Project, an organization dedicated to making ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... , Oct. 2, 2014  Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... webcast:What: , Webcast and conference call to provide ... clinical studies of ISIS-SMN Rx in infants ... will be presented on the morning (CEST) of ... Muscle Society in Berlin, GermanyWhen:Friday, October 10 at ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Calif. , Oct. 1, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. ... manufacturing point-of-care instruments and consumables for the medical, research, ... to the veterinary and research markets in ... entered into a definitive distribution agreement with Patterson Veterinary ... and promote the full line of Abaxis veterinary products ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MJ Freeway to Host Educational Webinars Regarding Crucial Marijuana Legalization Efforts in Alaska, Nevada and Oregon 2Isis Pharmaceuticals to Host Webcast to Discuss ISIS-SMN Rx Results Presented at the World Muscle Society Congress 2Abaxis Announces Distribution Agreement with Patterson Veterinary Supply 2Abaxis Announces Distribution Agreement with Patterson Veterinary Supply 3Abaxis Announces Distribution Agreement with Patterson Veterinary Supply 4
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: