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If you've got a president Obama's signature health care law and we await its full implementation we know what the politicians are -- about it but -- -- really mean for you.
Doctor thome Cuzco -- CEO and president of the Cleveland clinic one of our nation's finest medical -- may be even the finest he joins us.
Nice to see is segments and here I've been here clinic has seen everything it does some have a -- -- -- big -- -- -- tell me out.
What is is national health care mean floor but good -- -- -- clearly gonna.
Well we know that we have to change health care we have a health care system was designed for the 1950s and notes -- -- first century and diseases changes changed and treatments of change and we have to change with it.
We know that we've got access.
We know that -- -- quality has improved a little bit by the club but we know that this gonna drive garden cost way out and so we have got to do we've got to implement the things we have to do as far as access is concerned.
We can't just provide insurance.
We actually have to get people -- to see a doctor so we've done a number of things we have call senators that the calls answered in thirty seconds and they're not draft.
We have same day access so if you want to be seen some -- same -- access last year.
Emergency rooms you're going way less than thirty minutes to be seen easily access is not just about insurance -- actually getting people -- Without seeing them in Cleveland clinic is we have is unique because it's fabulous place but it but what -- five -- -- rural communities.
You know he should we be worried about and so isn't enough to get that clear thank you can't get seen by someone quickly and well and you -- streamlined seemingly don't have medical records of seeing all that but what about the -- -- -- I have to do.
Connect with another system we we -- have all hospitals do all things to all people.
And we've got to put it transportation system in place that most people with -- Intensity -- critical things.
From a location.
Two senator from major center.
We learned this in Vietnam now when I was there we we took people from the battlefield.
21 hospital -- next house pulling back the states.
We've done the same thing in the United States senate transportation system up to connect for hospitals over the -- Are we doing next can we afford that how we on the right track.
We clearly can afford it because it certainly cheaper to get patients to the right location at the right time for the right care.
We can't afford to duplicate -- we can't have heart surgery -- place you can't have neurosurgery or replace we need to have senators to do it because they do it.
-- better more and more efficiently.
Are you satisfied that this national health care though that the doctors the actual healthcare providers.
Work consultant and that this makes good sense to have practical standpoint so that -- we award gonna give better service revenue were service.
Well you know I don't think there was a tremendous amount listening that was going on during this is -- and there could have been substantially more of gone and this is the first step in what is going to be probably five to ten years of continuing.
Evolution of our health care system.
It's not going to stop now what's going to continue and we're gonna refine it refineries finally.
But it is a start him but it is going to drive costs up and we realize as a nation.
We have got to learn how to bring down costs and a couple ways to do that we have to have a more efficient delivery system.
We have to have hospitals clever with hospitals and doctors -- everywhere hospitals.
And we've got to deal with the epidemics.
And and the politicians have to talk to the doctors in the health care providers and they don't that would help so that -- -- -- -- by the Protestants.
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