Just back to Aspen after three days in Newport Beach Calif, giving talks which I enoy intemperately.
This time, a Young Presidents Org (all CEO’s of something) but at a very good hospital (Hoag) with some input from the president of that institution.
Take-away item: this is a fairly rich hospital so they do a lot of preventative therapy for those w diabetes…diet, exercise and so on. That expense comes right out of them and is utterly un-insured. BUT if people ignore all that, gain a hundred pounds and have to have a leg amputated…that’s covered.As the president of the hospital pointed out, warmly, THAT’S NUTS. It is also nuts that none of the present health care debate talks at all about prevention…the best and wisest money that can be spent in the health arena. Gotta talk it up some more.