Jeffrey Segal, M.D, a board-certified neurosurgeon and the founder and president of Medical Justice Services, Inc., offers a potential cure to the nation's healthcare blues:
What if we all stopped and looked at healthcare in America? Would we like what we saw?
Think about it. Millions are uninsured – and the cost of their care drives up the cost of healthcare for those that can pay. Health insurance rates are high, driven by the increased costs of defensive medicine, which is primarily practiced, after all, not to provide care but to provide a defense to a lawsuit.
Medical malpractice premiums have increased, in some areas, to the point where specialists in trauma neurosurgery and high-risk ob/gyn are leaving for better climes, which leaves some patients without access to the care that they need. And patients have reasonable expectations, that they’ll receive quality care, that they’ll be safe, that they’ll be made whole again if they are injured through the negligence of others.
What if there was a better way? I have a suggestion. It’s called HealthCare 2.0™. And it would work like this: