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George Halvorson

Leading in Turbulent Times: Pathfinder CEOs

Alicia Whitaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alicia Whitaker

A new book, drawing on the collective wisdom of surviving and thriving CEOs, Leading in Turbulent Times, has some interesting lessons for executives who want to stay in the game.

Point 6: Connectivity Is Key To Care Improvement

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

It is sad and ironic that an information-dependent profession is denied convenient access to needed information in an age when we connect other aspects of our infrastructure easily and often.

Point 1: Universal Coverage Is Needed To Reform Care

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

We can't fix care in America until we have universal coverage. We can't afford universal coverage if we don't fix care. They are a package. They both need to be done.

Point 5: A Double Mandate For Health Works For Europe

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

How do countries who use private health plans achieve universal coverage? They use a "double mandate: Everyone must buy. Everyone must sell.

Point 7: Mother Nature Practices Age Discrimination

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

One challenge we face in American health care policy today as is how to build premiums for the individual people who buy "non-group" coverage that will be affordable for both older buyers and younger buyers.

Point 4: Americans Are Obese And Inert -- Resulting In Huge Health Care Costs

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

We will spend about 17.6 percent of our GDP on health care expenses this year in America, primarily because we are not healthy in some very key areas.