Harrisburg panel focuses on broken health care system

by DAVID WENNER, Of The Patriot-News
http://www.pennlive.com

A panel of people including health care providers, business and organized labor gathered in Harrisburg today to push for America to address its health care crisis.

But while they all agreed the health care system is broken, there was little consensus on how to fix it.
For example, a representative of AARP argued that government must take the lead in finding solutions, and touted Medicare as perhaps the best part of the existing system.

Yet businesses groups including the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry tended to take a dim view of government interventions.

They tend to favor limits on medical malpractice lawsuits, less regulation, greater competition among health insurers and health care providers, and measures that would motivate people to take more responsibility for their health.

The panel was organized by the American Hospital Association.

see original

You may also like

Legislative panel approves medical malpractice bill
Read more
Urgent-care centers: Illinois numbers grow as time-pressed families seek low-cost option to ERs
Read more
Global Center for Medical Innovation launches
Read more

Recent Posts

The difference between claims made and occurrence coverage for doctors.

What is a physician’s loss history, and how does it affect malpractice insurance prices?

What is Malpractice Tail Coverage? What options are available?

Popular Posts

PIAA 2017: Current Trends & Future Concerns

Oregon Supreme Court Strikes Down Noneconomic Damage Cap

New Report: Best and Worst States for Doctors

Start Your Custom Quote Process™

Request a free quote