David Brennan, CEO of AstraZeneca
Doug Ulman, cancer survivor and president of the Lance Armstrong Foundation
Jeff Emerson, president of NorthEnd Group, a medical technology expert
Kathy-Ellen Kups, breast cancer blogger for Everydayhealth.com
Maggie Mahar, the health care journalist
Raymond J. Zastrow, president of QuadMed
Raymond Martins, CMO of Whitman-Walker Clinic
Shannon Brownlee, author of the seminal book, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer and fellow at New America Foundation
Sue Falkner Wood, blogger on EverydayHealth.com of Life with Chronic Pain: A How-to Guide…
Our first question was, “What should Congress tackle first,” to which I replied, in summary, “attack chronic conditions through info-tainment.” Others tackled waste, aligning payment with performance, universal coverage, equity, and cost containment.
This week, we’re all reacting to President Obama’s speech to the AMA on health reform delivered on June 15, 2009. Please visit each week as my fellow panelists and I build the broad range of perspectives on health reform in America.