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SEND OREGON’S WISDOM TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Here in Oregon, we care a lot about fixing our health care system. Thankfully, President Obama shares that passion for reform.
But the controversy surrounding Sen. Daschle has endangered the momentum of health reform. We can restore power to this mission by sending Gov. John Kitzhaber, M.D. to Washington as President Obama’s Health Czar.
Former Governor Kitzhaber is a national leader in health reform and is ideal for leading the transformation of America’s health care system.
» Urge President Obama to name Gov. Kitzhaber, M.D. national “health czar”
GOV. KITZHABER, M.D. IS THE PERFECT FIT FOR HEALTH CZAR
From his experience as an emergency-room-trained physician, state legislator and governor, Gov. Kitzhaber understands the true nature of the broken system, and what it will take for us to address the problems at hand.*
He believes we need a health system designed to maximize the health of Americans; we can’t just look for more money to finance our current broken system. He has a vision for a new health system with three simple goals:
- Improve the overall health of the population
- Reduce the per-person cost of health care
- Improve the individual patient experience in terms of clinical outcome, patient safety and patient satisfaction
You can read John Kitzhaber’s views on health reform in his blog on the Archimedes Movement website.
* While in the Oregon Senate, John Kitzhaber lead the effort to transform Oregon’s implementation of Medicaid, the federal program for poor and at-risk Americans. Before the Oregon Health Plan, our Medicaid program divided poor Oregonians into arbitrary categories and defined eligibility by category.