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A New Voice of Business meeting in San Francisco

October 20, 2008

Click here to view Mr. Bonecutter’s presentation

Click here to view Dr. Kitzhaber’s presentation (part1)
Click here to view Dr. Kitzhaber’s presentation (part2)

 

Topics discussed include:

  • The nature and causes of the crisis in the U.S. healthcare system.

  • The contradictions and inequities in the current U.S. healthcare system.

  • A vision for what the U.S. healthcare system should look like.

  • A direct action plan through which the growing concern over the U.S. healthcare system can be channeled into effective action.

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    John A. Kitzhaber, MD, has practiced emergency medicine in Roseburg, Oregon for over 15 years. He was elected to the Oregon State House of Representatives in 1978 and the Oregon State Senate in 1980 for three terms. Dr. Kitzhaber was elected Governor of the State of Oregon in 1994 for two terms. He authored and implemented the groundbreaking Oregon Health Plan. Since 2003 Dr. Kitzhaber has served as President of the Estes Park Institute, which conducts six annual educational conferences for community hospitals; he serves as the Director for the Center for Evidence Based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and holds an endowed Chair on Health Care Policy with The Foundation for Medical Excellence, an Oregon based public, nonprofit educational foundation. In January 2006, Dr. Kitzhaber launched The Archimedes Movement – committed to building a meaningful opportunity for engagement through which the growing concern over our healthcare system can be channeled into effective action. The goal is to create not only the vision for a more equitable and sustainable system but also the tension necessary for its realization.

     

    For more information on Dr. Kitzhaber or The Archimedes Movement visit http://www.wecandobetter.org/

     

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