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Using entertaining stories, Dr. Makary advocates for non-partisan, common-sense ways to address medicine’s challenges.  He correlates the history of American medicine with it’s modern day conundrums.  Healthcare is complex and it’s problems can be difficult to solve.  Dr. Makary uses first-hand stories to illustrate the decision points that await policy makers and patients.  He reviews the resultant scenarios and explains how consumers can prepare for upcoming changes to healthcare.  In a non-partisan way, he highlights both the exciting positive changes in healthcare as well as it’s concerning trends.

  • What will healthcare look like in 10 years? 
  • How can I prepare for the new healthcare landscape?
  • What are the best and worst aspects to the new healthcare system ahead?

Many people find the healthcare system difficult to navigate.  Finding the best care can be a challenge even for the most educated consumer. Dr. Makary describes how a new movement in American Healthcare seeks to make medical care safer, more transparent, and more honest.  He details how doctors are at the helm of a national effort to fully disclose everything from bedside options to hospital performance.

  • What resources exist to help me find the best medical care?
  • How can I make informed decisions about my care?
  • What are the barriers for healthcare to conform to standard business principles?

With many mixed messages from medical research, how can one know what to do when it comes to maximizing their personal health.  Dr. Makary reviews the bottom-line take home points from the latest research on diet, exercise, and disease prevention.  He debunks many popular myths and offers the latest research on what really makes us healthy.  He challenges the status quo teachings and advocates for a holistic approach to living long.

  • From everything I hear on T.V. about my health, how can I know what to trust?
  • Which traditional diet plans flawed and why?
  • What the bottom-line when it comes to preventing health problems?

The Affordable Care Act allowed many provisions to be written and clarified over the years after its passage.  A professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Makary provides an entertaining and informative non-partisan overview of how "Obamacare" that will impact every business and every person in America.  On a day-to-day level, the new law changes the way we will all interface with our doctor, hospital and insurance company.

As the leader of the Department of Health and Human Services during the height of the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Sylvia Mathews Burwell provides a deep understanding and analysis of the pressing health-care issues that affect every American. In this crucial discussion, Burwell cuts through the rhetoric to share with audiences:

  • How coverage and costs may be affected by current plans to repeal and/or replace the ACA
  • What businesses and organizations of every size need to know to prepare for the future of health care, particularly regarding delivery system reform and the potential for increased affordability
  • How the U.S. and global economy may react to disruptions caused by the health-care reform process

Innovation in health care is a long, costly and risky process, governed by guidelines and fraught with regulatory and bureaucratic challenges. In fact, it’s estimated that the cost of bringing a new drug to market is approximately $800 million. And this process requires not only good science, but effective financing and careful attention to regulatory processes to gain market approval and acceptance by public and private insurance programs. Lacking a comprehensive strategy for addressing these issues means that a valuable product may not reach patients in a timely and cost-effective way. Dr. Mark McClellan reviews some of the major challenges and opportunities for product developers and investors, including an overview of key issues at the FDA and at Medicare/Medicaid Services that impact the development and use of new medical technologies.

Dr. Mark McClellan led the U.S. Medicare program through the implementation of the most significant reforms in its 40-year history, as Medicare added prescription drug coverage and altered its outlook to become more focused on prevention rather than on treatment. In a presentation full of potential solutions to problems posed by an aging population, McClellan reviews some of the key policy, political, administrative, communications and outreach challenges in implementing major health care reforms. He also outlines the key issues for the future of Medicare as well as initiatives to meet these challenges, as it faces funding complications from the aging baby-boom generation.

With health care costs rising alongside the numbers of uninsured Americans, providing access to affordable, up-to-date coverage is a critical priority for the country. Today, Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program provide coverage for over 50 million low-income Americans, but rising costs and changing population needs are leading every state to re-evaluate how Medicaid services are provided. As the Chief of Medicare/Medicaid Services, Dr. Mark McClellan led the agency through the most important Medicaid reforms in the program’s 40-year history. In a compelling presentation offering possible solutions to the Medicaid crisis, McClellan reviews how states’ respond, while providing innovative approaches to dispensing Medicaid benefits, including expansions of coverage, providing “dual-eligible” (Medicare and Medicaid) coverage and long-term care reforms (such as “Money Follows the Person” benefit reform).

The state of healthcare and the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act have the U.S. at a unique crossroad. As research breakthroughs result in potential cures and better treatments, patients and health professionals are frustrated by bureaucracy and other factors that drive up the costs and availability of beneficial health care even as policymakers have tried to address many of these long-standing issues. Drawing on his experience as administrator for both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Food & Drug Administration, Dr. Mark McClellan reviews the Affordable Care Act, what’s working, not working and all the trends in the U.S. health care system, explaining how these trends can potentially transform the health care landscape. He provides audiences with key insight on the issues shaping our health care debate and outlines specific steps—such as transparency of the system and “ownership” by its users—that public and private sectors should take to promote better care now and in the future.

Mike Milken’s highly informative and entertaining talks are augmented with multimedia support—photos, videos and crisply refined data. He covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Recapturing the American Dream
  • Leadership in Turbulent Times
  • Toward a More Prosperous Future
  • Things That Will Change the World

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