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This course goes over the essentials of Health Care Reform as explained by a Radiologist that has been serving the radiology community for over 35 years. Not only does he go over each key facet of the Affordable Care Act, but he breaks it down so that people can understand what they are getting exactly. He also goes on to explain what could essentially make Health Care Reform better in adding small tidbits that he has experienced as a doctor for over 35 years.
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|Section 1: Introduction - HealthCare Reform/The Affordable Care Act|
This short introduction lays the basis for true health care reform that improves healthcare while lowering costs. If gives the student a clear concise starting point for healthcare reform. It is presented in a very understandable and uncomplicated format.
|Section 2: Principle 1 - Choose your own insurance plan|
Why you might want to have and own your own healthcare insurance, just like you own your own life insurance. This video lesson makes an obvious and compelling point regarding healthcare insurance policies in a free market system.
|Section 3: Principle 2 - Free Market System|
The difference between the free market system and limited competition is that limited competition always tends to increase costs. Fully explained ideas about healthcare in the world are presented.
|Section 4: Principle 3 - Portable Insurance|
Portability of your healthcare insurance is a reform and change that is long overdue. The advantages of insurance portability are discussed and workable plan is described.
|Section 5: Principle 4 - Medicaid|
No discussion of healthcare reform would be complete without considering those who are poor, infirm, or incapable of self care. Caring for this population can be done with higher quality and lower cost that is presently the case. These solutions are described.
|Section 6: Principle 5 - Legal Reform|
A major factor in healthcare reform is that tort reform must occur at the same time. Tort reform allows physicians to practice medicine for the patients good rather than medicine in fear of attorneys. This is one of the most controversial areas of healthcare reform.
|Section 7: Principle 6 - Termination of Life|
The abortion issue usually is so polarizing that rational discussion breaks down. The issue in healthcare reform is weather or not government should fund termination of life. This issue is discussed from a physicians perspective.
|Section 8: HealthCare Reform Summary|
This is a short summary of all of the lessons that we've learned and the principles that should be guiding healthcare reform. This is presented from real world experience with sound patient care principles while looking at cost containment as well as lowering costs.
|Section 9: Bonus: Lesson 1|
An example of what can happen(and did happen) with a government shut down(2013) to the agencies of healthcare in the United States.
|Section 10: Bonus: Lesson 2|
Bonus: Lesson 2
About Dr. George Flinn Personal Life
George Flinn lives in Memphis, Tenn. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Mississippi and a medical degree from the University of Tennessee.
Flinn graduated in electrical engineering before attending medical school and specializing in Radiology. He was one of the first to use teleradiology to provide diagnoses to patients. He has seven radiology offices that serve western Tennessee and northern Mississippi.
Dr. George Flinn worked at the National Institute of Health while serving as a commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, where he refined the color processing of ultrasound, making it much easier to asses and diagnose abnormalities.
George is also the owner of Flinn Broadcasting, which has over 40 radio and television stations throughout the country.
Flinn has two children and three grandchildren.Goals for Tennessee
As a successful businessman, Dr. Flinn cited job creation and opening up doors to personal success as key priorities. George knows that the country must do a better job in creating an environment desirable for business and jobs, and remove roadblocks that can prevent individuals from reaching their true potential.
George Flinn favors concentrating government spending on programs that show results in moving people forward, while shedding old programs that haven't delivered on their promises. “We have some programs that were created with good intent 40 or 50 years ago that just haven't done what they were supposed to do. Why not take the millions and millions of dollars from those programs and implement something better that might actually help people rise out of poverty, stabilize their small businesses, and encourage strong families?"
George has been on television stations to sharing the secrets of his success with as many people as possible. “I benefitted so much from good advice when I was struggling to make my business work and want to share what I have found that works in the hopes that it might help people shake off their self-imposed limitations and achieve success for themselves. When individuals are successful, the whole community, stae and country benefit."