America cannot rely on companies like Aetna to lead it out of a deepening healthcare crisis. They are part of Wall Street not Main Street.
Our country needs to incubate American entrepreneurial ingenuity in healthcare, from the bottom up, similar to current efforts in the auto (X Prize) and green energy industries. It is the doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, PAs, therapists and others working with their patients each day that might have the next GREAT idea. $100 million in stock options to healthcare CEOs does not rally the troops. Listening to them might help.
Why not create a “suggestion box” directly between American healthcare workers and the Surgeon General? Let Americans do what they do best. Innovate.
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This post was written by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman