On The Cutting Edge - Part 2 of 2
The spiraling cost of medical coverage and treatment is tearing apart the old social contract for healthcare. In the last century, employers provided health benefits to most workers, and the government provided only for older American and the very poor. Todays economy relies heavily on self-employed entrepreneurs and low-income workers without benefits. However, our outdated system provides significant barriers to coverage and access for these groups whose situation is made even more precarious by the ongoing economic downturn. This lunchtime seminar featured two healthcare leaders who are on the cutting edge of creating access to coverage and care for those disadvantaged by our current healthcare system.