The 59th STIG PoP Seminar was held on September 14th, 2017. Speakers were Dr. Melvin Blanchard and Dr. Thomas Ciesielski from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Ciesielski provided overview of a very complicated health insurance system in the United States and pointed out that the Affordable Care Act was not entirely effective. Dr. Blanchard made a compelling case that a shift in healthcare policy from value-based policy to volume-based policy deserves a chance. He warned, however, that problems with the health care system that the United States is facing is not only complex, but is also common to other countries, and it is important to keep the dialogue open if we are to eventually solve the problems.(Ryotaro Kato, Visiting researcher of STIG program, University of Tokyo/Vice president of Itabashi Central Medical Center)
The US citizen’s health condition has not been improved, while medical costs are continuously soaring.This is because of the fact that there are not a few patients who do not still have medical insurance. The Obamacare almost seemed to be the solution to realize the national public insurance. However,due to this year’s regime change, the healthcare policy is going to alter again. In this seminar, Assoc. Prof. Blanchard.M.D. F.A.C.P.will talk about what kind of initiatives the US hospitals are taking in the rapidly changing healthcare environment.
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