19th National Conference Breakout Group Question – Tuesday, April 8, 2008

NINETEENTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ACCESS

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2008

The Spouting Horn near Poi'pu Beach, Kaua'i
The Spouting Horn near Poi’pu Beach, Kaua’i

GROUP 1 HENLEY, LEAD; BAIRD, WH BURNETT, HERMAN, RODOS, SAULTZ

GROUP 2 PRISLIN, LEAD; BABITZ, BURNS, CLANCY, HALL, MAUDLIN

GROUP 3 HARA, LEAD; L BURNETT, HAUGHTON, KIMBALL, QUIRK, TROY

GROUP 4 CRUZ, LEAD; CLASEN, FLINDERS, LEWIS, ROSS, RUSH-KOLODZEY

GROUP 5 ZOLLINGER, LEAD; CHRISTMAN, COLEMAN, FREEMAN, MCCLELLAN, OLSEN

GROUP 6 LEROY, LEAD; EASTMAN, FOWKES, PUGNO, SHORE, ZRYD

GROUP 7 WILKE, LEAD; FREY, KASOVAC, MURRAY, PALAFOX, SMITH

 

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Currently, there seems to be a mismatch between what the health care services most experts believe would maximize the public health of the nation, and what the health care services that the health industry offers, and the public and private sector health insurers purchase.

Doctor Philip Lee (President Lyndon Johnson’s Chief Health Administrator) remarked at one of the previous National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access that every part of the current health care system is the unintended consequence of something else.  If national health care policy is to be revisited, how should the health care reform debate be formulated?