Who Killed Healthcare? America’s $2 Trillion Medical Problem – and the Consumer-Driven Cure by Regina Herzlinger ©2007

Host:  Matt

Date: June 7, 2007

Judges Score: Poor read (we all wanted to “kill” the authors fictional character!) but good content on what improvements can be made to the US healthcare fiasco.

Food & Drink: In an attempt hasten our next visit to the doctor we had BW3 Wings and White Castle “sliders” with fries and onion chips!

The Book:

http://www.amazon.com/Who-Killed-HealthCare-Americas-Consumer-Driven/dp/0071487808/

Her Biography:

http://dor.hbs.edu/fi_redirect.jhtml?facInfo=bio&facEmId=rherzlinger

Supplemental Reading/Viewing:

David Walker’s (Comptroller for the GAO) Presentations:

http://www.gao.gov/cghome/d07544cg.pdf (check out slides: 3, 10, 25, and 42-47)

David Walker’s 60 Minutes Episode:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/01/60minutes/main2528226.shtml

60 Minutes – Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Episode:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/29/60minutes/main2625305.shtml

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1 Response to “#08 – Who Killed Healthcare?”


  1. 1 Matt H. June 22, 2007 at 10:34 am

    How long will you wait for healthcare
    Minnesota is the state with the highest percentage of population with insurance at 8.2% … Texas is the worst with 23.9% of the population uninsured. That is 1 out of 4 people in Texas do not have health insurance… and they estimate it would cost $6 billion to insure all residents. So instead they wait… like one 62 year old woman who awoke one morning short of breath and her head pounding – her daughter drove her 45 minutes to a hospital that helps the poor and uninsured – where she waited for 4 hours. She said it was better than making an appointment where “you have to wait for months.”
    Read on to understand how broken the healthcare system is…


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