Tuesday, May 21 @ 9:30 a.m: The Medical Industrial Complex and Your Clients
Gary Fradin will introduce the Medical Industrial Complex to explain why our attempts to control medical spending generally fall short. He will then outline realistic steps brokers can take to reduce their client’s unnecessary healthcare spending.
Wednesday, June 5 @ 9:30 a.m.: Care Quality and Risks
Gary Fradin will introduce Medical Reversal, the process in which in-vogue treatments suddenly fall out of favor like widespread PSA screening. Why do these occur? How can brokers help their clients protect themselves?
Tuesday, July 23rd @ 9:30 a.m.: Understanding Preventive Care
Gary Fradin will introduce Four Key Questions that any patient can ask any doctor about any treatment recommendation. Patients who use this checklist will predictably enjoy better medical outcomes with less risk at lower costs. Brokers who teach these questions to their clients can help their clients reduce unnecessary medical utilization.
Thursday, August 8 @ 9:30 a.m.: Why Healthcare Reforms Always Fail to Reduce Spending
Gary Fradin will explain why healthcare reform must encompass 3 key elements: access, quality and cost. He’ll discuss why the failure to include all 3 factors doomed previous healthcare reforms including Nixon’s HMO Act and George W. Bush’s HSAs. This program will help brokers understand the healthcare reform proposals offered by candidates for the 2020 election.
Friday, September 13 @ 9:30 a.m.: Understanding Employer Based Health Insurance
Gary Fradin will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of basing our healthcare system on employment. How well does it actually work?
Friday, October 18 @ 9:30 a.m.: Medicare
Gary Fradin will introduce Medicare and discuss its impact on American healthcare. This program can help people understand the various Medicare-for-All healthcare proposals among candidates for President.
Friday, November 22 @ 9:30 a.m.: Too Much and Too Expensive
Gary Fradin will provide an overview of our healthcare system in which patients get too much care that costs too much, and will suggest ways for brokers to help their clients reduce waste and cost.
Wednesday, December 18 @ 9:30 a.m.: Medicare Overview
Gary Fradin will discuss Medicare’s evolution, provide a high level overview of Medicare operations and address the hot 2020 political question: Does it provide a good basis for a national healthcare systems?