NBC’s ‘Good Model’ for Healthcare

The night before Obama’s big healthcare summit, NBC Nightly News offered some advice. “There’s a place where policymakers could look for some tips on how an affordable, well-run system operates,” anchor Brian Williams told viewers. “It is already running here in the U.S.” Correspondent Robert Bazell explained: “Many experts agree that whatever happens in the health reform debate, a good model is Kaiser Permanente.” Bazell went on to describe how Kaiser’s salaried doctors “have no incentive to order unnecessary tests or office visits.” He also pointed to cost savings from use of electronic medical records. “To be sure, patients sometimes […]