Health Care talk by Zeke Emanuel on Jan. 8 (Thurs.) in SF
- Zeke Emanuel: Scrapping the Health Care System to Find the Solution
Date: 1/08/09 (Thursday)
Location: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St. @ 2nd St.
Time: 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m.
Emanuel reveals a bold new plan to restructure health care as we
Zeke Emanuel, Chair, Dept. of Bioethics, NIH Clinical Center,
National Institutes of Health; Author, Healthcare, Guaranteed (also
brother of incoming Presidential Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel)
No more Band-Aids or patches, says Emanuel; it's time for a complete
overhaul of health care as we know it. America spends more than $2
trillion on health care, more than any other developed nation. But
money does not guarantee a better system. Instead, 47 million
Americans go without insurance. In addition, many people suffer poor
health, and often suffer financial difficulties as a result. Emanuel
offers a bold new proposal to completely restructure our system,
which he says will save money, allow for choice and give all
Americans health-care coverage.