It is time to get off the fence and choose sides. Corporate benefit managers, listen up.
This is part 2 of a recent post about Dr. Sandeep Jauhar’s welcome expose’ of poor healthcare in America, in his book, “Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician”
His book is an important one, but on key issues he wants to have it both ways.
On the one hand he laments physicians who order expensive, invasive, and futile care for patients even when the patients clearly don’t want it. On the other hand he complains about his frustration with having to get authorization from insurance companies for care he wants to deliver to his patients. Those two notions are mutually exclusive.
Equivocation on important healthcare problems has created the healthcare chaos we have today. Concerned parties need to choose sides, especially corporate benefit managers.
BWT: “Medical school applications have risen by 38% from 2003 to 2013,” according to an article in the WSJ by Thomas Stossel.
Cracking Health Costs, the book, an Amazon best seller, is available on Amazon at a deeply discounted price. Click here: Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care by Tom Emerick and Al Lewis.
Tom Emerick is the President of Emerick Consulting and co-founder of EdisonHealth. In December 2012, Tom was listed in Forbes.com as one of 13 unsung heroes changing healthcare forever. In 2009, Tom was named by Healthspottr as one of the top 100 innovators in healthcare in the US for his work on medical ethics. Prior to consulting, Tom spent a number of years working for large corporations: Walmart Stores, Burger King, and British Petroleum.