The U.S. health care system confounds and confuses nearly everyone. Ever-changing federal government mandates, an alarming number of people who have no health insurance from any source, the trend by employers to reduce or even eliminate health care coverage for employees and retirees, all of this and more has created hyper-ventilation in health care which is about one-sixth of the entire U.S. economy.
“Tearing Down the Walls Between Doctors and Patients” brought three medical practitioners together at the 2014 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum. Dr. Josh Umbehr is a Wichita, Kansas physician whose Atlas MD provides direct primary care at a fixed price. Dr. Brian Hill is with Urology Specialists of Atlanta at St. Joseph Hospital. Jimmy Childre, Jr. is former chairman and current CEO at the Washington County Regional Medical Center Authority in central Georgia.
(Article and video production by Mike Klein)
As an employer, and a parent and a graduate of Georgia public schools, I am pleased that the Foundation has undertaken this project. (The report card) provides an excellent tool for parents and educators to objectively evaluate our public high schools. It will further serve a useful purpose as a benchmark for the future to measure our schools’ progress.