Nov
06

Articles by Dr. Phillip Caper re Healthcare in America

  ACA’s bungled rollout aside, government health insurance works By Dr. Philip Caper, Special to the BDN Posted Oct. 17, 2013, at 5:59 a.m. The lead story in the Oct. 13 New York Times details the ongoing problems of the Affordable Care Act’s websites intended to facilitate access by individuals to the law’s hallmark online health insurance marketplaces. Those problems continue. To summarize, many of the state-run and all of the 36 federally run websites are currently experiencing significant problems providing access to the exchanges, and nobody seems willing or able to predict when they will be fixed. This failure to launch President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement is hugely embarrassing for the administration, and will undoubtedly provide a great deal of fodder for late-night comedians. It will also provide an almost unlimited source of talking points for tea partiers and other government-haters, who will cite this unfolding fiasco as more evidence that “government can’t get anything right.” That would be incorrect. In 1965 and the years following, I witnessed the implementation of Medicare, which enrolled 19 million beneficiaries almost seamlessly in less than a year, despite the formidable opposition of Southern hospitals wary of its requirements that they desegregate their wards. As I wrote last month, the problem with the ACA is not that the federal government is involved, but that literally thousands of private insurers have their … [Read more...]

Nov
06

Sunday 11-10-13 Radio Show Dr. Phillip Caper Healthcare in America

Dr. Phil Caper

      Dr. Phillip Caper Philip Caper received his BA, MS and MD degrees at UCLA, and was trained in Internal Medicine on the Harvard Medical Unit at Boston City Hospital.  He and has held professorships at Dartmouth Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (where he was also Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs, Chief of the Medical Staff and Hospital Director), has been an adjunct lecturer on Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, a Research Associate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and an Associate in Health Policy and Management at the The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. From 1971 to 1976, he was a professional staff member on the United States Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Senator Edward Kennedy. Dr. Caper was a charter member of the nation’s top health care advisory panel, the National Council on Health Planning and Development (created by PL93-641) from 1977 to 1984, chairing the panel from 1980 to 1984. He was also founder and chairman of the Codman Group (1986-2001), a health care software and consulting company with an international reputation and clientele.  Codman pioneered the use of PC-based statistical data to provide its clients with detailed information about the costs and quality of medical care used by defined populations.  Clients included over 20 Blue-Cross/Blue Shield companies, and over a dozen state health … [Read more...]

Nov
03

KCAA Radio Show November 3 Guest Shadi Petosky

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Nov
01

KCAA Radio Show Sunday November 3, 2013 Shadi Petosky

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  KCAA Radio Presents Co-Hosts  Roseanne Barr and Kathleen Wells Sunday November 3, 2013  2:00pm Eastern   11:00am Pacific  9:00am Hawaii with Guest Shadi Petosky Follow Shadi Petosky on Twitter @shadipetosky LA Based Transgender Woman Click Here for Direct Link to Broadcast and UStream … [Read more...]

Nov
01

Sunday 11-3-13 Guest Shadi Petosky LA Based Transgender Woman

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  Shadi Petosky   Los Angeles based Shadi Petosky is the co-founder of Interactive Entertainment studio PUNY. With a background in programming and design she began her web career in 1997, when the web was young, making sites and games for Microsoft, Target, and PBS. In 2004 she took a break from interactive to start a studio called BIg Time Attic to make educational graphic novels on genetics, paleontology, geology, and space for Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon & Shuster and as a US Government contractor for NOAA and the USGS. In 2007 she spun-off PUNY to focus on animation and emerging media and in three years has become a leader in developing interactive content for kids and anyone looking for fun. Best known as animation supervisor for the breakout hit "Yo Gabba Gabba!"  and creating [3 Time Webby Award Honoree/Nominee, Kidscreen Award Winner] www.yogabbagabba.com. PUNY has designed, animated, or written TV pilots for Cartoon Network, BBC Americas, IFC Channels, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, and Fox and have worked on four feature films including Drew Barrymore’s “Big Miracle” and “SUPER” starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, and Liv Tyler. Shadi opened the storefront "Pink Hobo - Geek Art Gallery" to curate things that inspire her, voted “Minneapolis’ Best Art Gallery” by L’etoile and Metro Magazine. She also hosted a monthly live comedy show in Minneapolis called “The HUGE PUNY show" and occasionally finds herself on stage in LA's alternative comedy … [Read more...]

Oct
27

KCAA Interview with Cathy Brennan Part 5 10-27-13

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Oct
27

KCAA Interview with Cathy Brennan Part 4 10-27-13

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Oct
27

KCAA Interview with Cathy Brennan Part 3 10-27-13

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