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ProfNet Experts Available on Employee Healthcare Plans, VA Health System, More

Posted on: 31 Jul 17

NEW YORK, July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

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Ensuring Timely, Accessible Care for Veterans

Benefits of Self-Funding Employee Healthcare Plans

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Ensuring Timely, Accessible Care for Veterans
David R. Nelson
Veterans Accountable Care Group
"Secretary Shulkin and the entire Veterans Health Administration (VHA) efforts to deliver the right care at the right time in the right setting are admirable, whether that care is delivered inside or outside the VHA traditional delivery model. VACG/VACO looks to support the VHA's efforts to ensure timely access to needed healthcare services for our nation's heroes."
Nelson is available to discuss the current state of the VA health system; how we can ensure timely, accessible care for the nation's 23 million veterans; and the current and new future options. He is an 11-year Navy veteran and serial entrepreneur who's led the formation of VACO and VACG, Sierra Military Healthcare Services, and xG Health Solutions, among others.
Contact: Aileen Kantor,

Benefits of Self-Funding Employee Healthcare Plans
Brady Bizarro
Consulting Attorney
The Phia Group, LLC, Boston
"Self-funding an employee health plan remains one of the most effective cost-containment strategies for employers with a relatively healthy workforce and a willingness to customize a plan."
Bizarro is available to discuss the House and Senate healthcare bills, the ongoing efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, healthcare policy, ethics and fiduciary duties, and the benefits of self-funding. He is the author of numerous articles that have been featured in trade publications, including "As Employer-Sponsored Plans Multiply, Self-Funding Remains an Attractive Option" (America's Benefit Specialist, February 2017) and "How to Avoid Common Pitfalls When Managing a Self-Funded Health Plan" (Benefits Pro, October 2016).
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Contact: Matthew Painten,

What Are the Five Keys to Healthcare Reform?
Dr. Elaina George
"The healthcare reform impasse is a distraction. Whether you are for free market or single payer, the status quo is designed to keep you locked in the maze where promises of winning at all costs or fixing the broken system is the cheese that everyone is chasing after. Over the past eight years, there has been one constant, no matter who is in power -- our healthcare system continues to get worse. Since the passage of the ACA, healthcare costs have gone up, choice of doctors has gone down, access has narrowed, and our healthcare system is now last among the developed countries for delivering efficient, cost effective quality medical care. Many physicians have left the practice of medicine, and a growing number of RNs have left clinical practice to join the ranks of administrators as case managers."
Based in Atlanta, Dr. George is a board-certified otolaryngologist and author of "Big Medicine: The Cost Of Corporate Control And How Doctors And Patients Working Together Can Rebuild A Better System." She also hosts her own radio show, "Medicine On Call," and is a keynote speaker for many organizations.
Contact: Ryan McCormick,



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Last updated on: 31/07/2017

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