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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Aug. 14, 2009. Montana health town hall

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
_______________________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009

In the morning, the President will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later, the President and the First Lady will travel to Belgrade, Montana. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Gallatin Field Airport are open press.

The President will hold a town hall on health insurance reform at Gallatin Field Hangar ER-2 in Belgrade. The event is open press.

The President and the First Lady will spend the night in Big Sky, Montana.


In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: The Hill
Radio: AURN
Magazine Photo: New York Times

Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal
Radio: NPR
Magazine Print: TIME
Magazine Photo: New York Times


EDT

9:30AM Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:40AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
South Lawn
Open Press (Pre-set 10:10AM - Final Gather 10:25AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:55AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Andrews Air Force Base en route Belgrade, Montana
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 9:40AM - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)
MDT

12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive in Belgrade, Montana
Gallatin Field Airport
Open Press

12:55PM THE PRESIDENT holds town hall on health insurance reform
Gallatin Field Hangar ER-2
Open Press


Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will gaggle on Air Force One.


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5 Comments

Rumors from extremely reliable sources that Pres Obama in talks with Sun Ranch principal concerning the purchase of the ranch.
Part of Obama family trip to Big Sky on Sat/Sun is for this.
Verification??

Good News !

A staff writer at The New Yorker and some experts have examined Medicare data from the successful hospitals of 10 regions, and they have found evidence that more effective, lower-cost care is possible.

Please be 'sure' to visit http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/opinion/13gawande.html?hp for credible evidence !

Some have followed the Mayo model with salaried doctors employed, Other regions, too, have found ways to protect patients against the pursuit of revenues over patient.
And a cardiac surgeon of them said they had adopted electronic systems, examined the data and found that a shocking portion of them were almost certainly unnecessary, possibly harmful.

According to analysis, their quality scores are well above average. Yet they spend more than $1,500 (16 percent) less per Medicare patient than the national average and have a slower real annual growth rate (3 percent versus 3.5 percent nationwide).

Surprisingly, 16 % of about $550 billion (the total of medicare cost per year) is around $88 billion per year, except for Medicaid (total cost of around $500 billion per year), medicare 'alone' can save $880 billion over the next decade.

In addition, under the reform package, along with the already allocated $583 billion, the wastes involving so called "doughnut hole" , the unnecessary subsidies for insurers, abuse, exorbitant costs by the tragic ER visits etc are weeded out, the concern over revenue might be a thing of the past.

(( Net Medicare and Medicaid savings of $465 billion + the $583 billion revenue package = $1048 billion - the previously estimated $1.042 trillion cost of reform = $6 billion surplus - $245 billion (the 10-year cost of adjusting Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians don’t face big annual pay cuts) = the estimated deficit of $239 billion ))

In modernized society, the business lacking IT system is unthinkable just like pre-electricity period, nevertheless, the last thing to expect is happening now in the sector requiring the best accuracy in respect to dealing with human lives. Apparently the errors by no e-medical records have spawned the crushing lawsuits (Medical malpractice lawsuits cost at least $150 billion per year), and these costs have led to the unnecessary tests, treatments, even more profits so far. And in different parts of the U.S., patients get two to three times as much care for the same disease, with the same result.

Thank You !







The people shown behind Obama on camera are clearly hand=picked.
All are applauding, smiling, etc.

Seems very artificial and manipulative.

The longer he talks on "where the money comes from" for health care, the clearer it is to me (and I hope everyone else), that he is lying when he tries to explain how we can afford this government albatross.

Pat- Read the post above yours. Get the facts. I work in a hospital and health care is going down the tubes. We need to something now. Obama is right and is on the right track.

Why NOT ?

1. In an effort to avoid inaction & bankruptcy, there is no denying Single-Payer Plan is the most cost-effective way, and the Public / Private Option is a partial adoption of it. At present, roughly 20 million of the uninsured are young adults, the possible enrollees of lower costs, accordingly, this partial adoption could be more cost-effective than the full one by ratio, not to mention volume.

2. As common sense goes, in terms of fire, preventing it ahead or containing it in earlier phase is the most sensible cost containment of all, and the essential and most cost-saving preventive care programs call for expansive investments of non-profit.

3. One of three pillars in a new foundation, this health care redesign, to be sure, is going to lead to much-needed massive job creation.

4. We need to accept Sebelius' remark this way; If the death panel is true, she is willing to open the door for deficit-driven nonsense.

5. Good News !

A staff writer at The New Yorker and some experts have examined Medicare data from the successful hospitals of 10 regions, and they have found evidence that more effective, lower-cost care is possible. Thankfully, the provisions in the reform include more expansive policies than they have.

Please be 'sure' to visit http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/opinion/13gawande.html?hp for credible evidences !

Some have followed the Mayo model with salaried doctors employed, Other regions, too, have found ways to protect patients against the pursuit of revenues over patient.
And a cardiac surgeon of them said they had adopted electronic systems, examined the data and found that a shocking portion of tests were almost certainly unnecessary, possibly harmful.

According to analysis, their quality scores are well above average. Yet they spend more than $1,500 (16 percent) less per Medicare patient than the national average and have a slower real annual growth rate (3 percent versus 3.5 percent nationwide).

Surprisingly, 16 % of about $550 billion (the total of medicare cost per year) is around $88 billion per year, except for Medicaid (total cost of around $500 billion per year), medicare 'alone' can save $880 billion over the next decade.

In addition, under the reform package, along with the already allocated $583 billion, the wastes involving so called "doughnut hole" , the unnecessary subsidies for insurers, abuse, exorbitant costs by the tragic ER visits etc are weeded out, the concern over revenue (below) might be a thing of the past.

(( Net Medicare and Medicaid savings of $465 billion + the $583 billion revenue package = $1048 billion - the previously estimated $1.042 trillion cost of reform = $6 billion surplus - $245 billion (the 10-year cost of adjusting Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians don’t face big annual pay cuts) = the estimated deficit of $239 billion ))

In modernized society, the business lacking IT system is unthinkable just like pre-electricity period, nevertheless, the last thing to expect is happening now in the sector requiring the best accuracy in respect to dealing with human lives. Apparently the errors by no e-medical records have spawned the crushing lawsuits (Medical malpractice lawsuits cost at least $150 billion per year), and these costs have led to the unnecessary tests, treatments, even more profits so far. And in different parts of the U.S., patients get two to three times as much care for the same disease, with the same result.

Please note that the U.S. system is the most expensive, wasteful structure to leave enough room to save in the planet, with the best practices available neglected.

Thank You !







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