Getting Better Health Care – Is there a better way to improve the health of all Americans?
There’s near universal agreement that our health care system is in crisis, that it costs too much, and that the quality is not what it could be. Our guest today offers a different perspective on the problem, writing, “From a policy perspective, the wrong question was asked: ‘How do we make healthcare cheaper?’ The question should have been ‘How do we make those living in our great nation healthier?’” Our guest today is one of the most honored physicians in America, Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer, practicing gastroenterologist and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the Florida International University School of Medicine. He founded the Camillus Health Concern that services over 10,000 homeless patients annually. Dr. Greer has been honored with three Papal medals, a MacArthur Genius Grant and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is author of the book Waking up in America.