Health Care Reform

This Medical Edge Weekend program on health care reform features Jeff Korsmo, Executive Director of the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center, and Raymond Gibbons, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and former president of the American Heart Association.

Medical Edge Weekend 8-29-09

Below is a video with Mr. Korsmo talking about health care reform.



  1. Tina stergios
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    If we can finally get a new system going, what do you think are the chances that alternative or complementary treatments would be included? And, do you think someone who has insurance through an employer plan would be able to supplement with a public option (if available to consumers)?

  2. Posted August 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the opportunity to pose several questions! Mine include:

    1. Can the ‘Mayo model’ i.e., it’s ‘secret sauce’ if you will, be replicated in other markets?

    2. If so, what are the key drivers to seed and grow the Mayo brand ‘business model’? Is it a business model, or might it be more of a belief system?

    3. What role does physician culture play in fulfilling the patient care mission of the Mayo enterprise?

    4. Can Mayo (collectively speaking for all truly integrated medical group practices) really ascend to anchor tenant status in US medicine? What are the prospects for such a transformation?

    Thank you!

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