Framing idea for healthcare reform
by phil on Tuesday Feb 24, 2009 11:27 AM
Maybe some advice for Obama's State of the Nation address tonight:
Start to use the language of Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life, and have a talking point like:
I know it sounds a little ridiculous, but I don't think it's too ridiculous to be repeated on CNN, FOXNews, and MSNBC.
Purpose-driven hospitals? What's that?
A doctor who's a friend-of-mine says that hospitals are run by MBAs who bring all these metrics to measure his "performance." Unfortunately, he says, they're performance only in the context of the Starbucks model: give them a shot of happiness, at the least amount of cost-to-the-hospital, in the shortest amount of time.