Sunday, December 18, 2005

Do you guys remember Steve Case???

He used to be chairman of AOL. After AOL merged with Time-Warner, he left his own company. I just saw him on FOX News Sunday where I have learned that he once came out and said AOL should be its own company. This isn't what I want to write about however.

Right now he's working at a small venture. A health care company known as Revolution. He said this reminds him of the days when AOL was a much smaller company. If he was successful with AOL hopefully he'll be successful with Revolution.

According to this piece in the FOX News Sunday segment, Power Player of the Week, Jobs has opened up clinics where on the weekends instead of that next Monday, one can take their kids to a clinic if he has an ear ache. Jobs also wants to allow the patient (the health care consumer) to be able to make much more informed decisions about their health care. Apparently health care is considered somewhat ineffiecient. I'll have to agree, my mother had to go to the hospital a year ago, but what I had a problem with was that she had to go to the emergency room.

Why do people who don't have an immediate problem go to the emergency room? The emergency room are for those who have an ambulance called for them or are near death or whatever the standards are. There should be somewhere else an individual can go where the patient can be treated right away but without hurting those who might really need help the most. Of course I won't take too much away from those individuals working at the ER, they saved my mother's life as it turns out.

In any case health care is another issue that has been in the news since who knows when. The main issue hasn't been effieciency but costs. Then there is the issue of insurance. There is another issue that I have come up with. Why don't doctors do house calls anymore?

1 comment:

Blue Cross of California said...

Great blog I hope we can work to build a better health care system as we are in a major crisis and health insurance is a major aspect to many.

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