THE DRUG BILL OF
CONSUMERS CONTINUES TO GROW, BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT AND
DOCTORS HAVE WAYS OF HELPING THEIR PATIENT IN THIS REGARD.
Our presidential election is only days away. Forty eight
million people in America are uninsured and healthcare costs are rising 2 to 3
times faster than our nations GDP. Where will America’s Healthcare System be
in 5 years? Welcome to ReachMD's monthly series focused on Public Health
Policy. This month, we explore the many questions facing healthcare today.
The drug bill of consumers continues to grow, but there
are things that they can do about it and doctors have ways of helping their
patient in this regard. Welcome to The Clinician's Roundtable on ReachMD XM
157, The Channel for Medical Professionals.
I am Bruce Japsen, the healthcare reporter of the Chicago
Tribune and with me today is Dr. Devon Herrick, senior fellow at the National
Center for policy analysis. Dr. Herrick is a healthcare economist specializing
in such issues as empowering patients, smart shopping for prescriptions,
internet-based medicine, consumer-driven healthcare, and innovative among
medical care providers. He has been quoted widely in the media. He has also
contributed his own articles as contributing editor of healthcare news and his
work has also appeared in Business Economics, health insurance underwriter,
Washington Times, and the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, and he
joins us today from National Center for Policy Analysis office is in Dallas,
Dr. Devon Herrick, welcome to ReachMD XM 157, The Channel
for Medical Profession.
Thanks Bruce, it is good to be on your show.