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Only those who can afford

September 11th, 2006

"Only those who can afford the results benefit from the research.

Surveys have increasingly found

September 11th, 2006

"Surveys have increasingly found that more Americans are worried about their health care costs than about losing their jobs, paying their mortgages, losing money in the stock market, or being victims of a terrorist attack."

In reality, there is no health care system

September 11th, 2006

"In reality, there is no health care system in the United States today."-Mayo Clinic Proceedings, April 2006

More than 80% of the children

September 11th, 2006

"More than 80% of the children and adults who are uninsured come from working families." -Karen Trotochaud, "Ethical Issues and Access to Healthcare," Journal of Infusion Nursing, 2006

By some measures, 30% of American

September 11th, 2006

"By some measures, 30% of American health spending is wasted." -The Economist, January 2006

In 2005 large U.S. employers

September 11th, 2006

"In 2005 large U.S. employers spent an average of almost $7,400 per head on health care benefits." -Kenneth Sperling, "The Employer's Role in Reforming the U.S.

Change has never been

September 11th, 2006

"Change has never been a core competency in health care." - "Overcoming Barriers to Electronic Health Record Adoption," Healthcare Financial Management Association, February 2006

Without integrating the self-management

September 11th, 2006

"Without integrating the self-management of the family, no system of chronic care can be either economically or medically successful."-Donald Kemper, Chairman & CEO, Healthwise, Inc.

There is no prescription

September 11th, 2006

"There is no prescription more valuable than knowledge."-C. Everett Koop, M.D., Former U.S. Surgeon General

When the sentimentalist and the moralist

September 11th, 2006

"When the sentimentalist and the moralist fails, he will have as a last resource to call in the aid of the economist." -Edwin Chadwick, 19th-century leader of public health reform in Britain