Archive: Sreedhar Potarazu
I applaud the success in breaking down doors like never before. It is unfortunate that this law could potentially could crush the nation's economy.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | March 29, 2010; 02:33 PM ET | Comments (0)
Insurance companies are doing what they are supposed to: drive shareholder value. Unfortunately, what comes along with that is the compromise of quality of care.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | March 10, 2010; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (3)
It's interesting that the issue of reconciliation has been front and center in terms of how the final health bill may be passed. The irony is that what really needs to be reconciled is the math behind The President's bill....
By Sreedhar Potarazu | February 24, 2010; 03:09 PM ET | Comments (1)
The very fact that the government is asking this question publicly is good evidence to suggest that there is a fundamental lack of understanding in terms of true market dynamics in health care and who really controls the purse-strings.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | February 17, 2010; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (1)
The President takes responsibility for not adequately communicating the health care agenda and that is at the fundamental root of why we have not succeeded to date. What is required now in the 11th hour is more than inspirational rhetoric but hard reliable facts that help chart a course of true success.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | January 28, 2010; 06:49 AM ET | Comments (1)
In the interim, we will continue to pay more for less and there will be no mechanism to hold insurance companies accountable.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | January 13, 2010; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (0)
We dodged a major bullet by dropping the Medicare buy-in, but lets not throw the public off the plane without a parachute.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | December 16, 2009; 10:14 PM ET | Comments (0)
Nothing works better than financial rewards.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | December 1, 2009; 02:58 PM ET | Comments (0)
The 2009 deadline for health-care is more a race against the 2010 mid-term elections and the fear of losing more seats in Congress than it is about the right outcome.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | November 17, 2009; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (0)
We have improved the cost and quality of everything we purchase in our daily life because we the consumer have been able to get the information we need to make the right decisions. Health care should be no different. The...
By Sreedhar Potarazu | November 4, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)
While Congress struggles to merge bills over the next few weeks, it is clear that the fundamentals for what will ultimately improve the cost and quality of health care have been overlooked. Every part of our economy from consumer goods...
By Sreedhar Potarazu | October 26, 2009; 09:02 PM ET | Comments (1)
The role of employers in the U.S. health-care system is a pivotal component to the survival of our economy. Without their participation there is no way to ultimately hold insurance companies more accountable.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | October 6, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)
For years employers have been working with insurers to modify plan designs and change economic incentives for consumers(employees) to hopefully choose the right plans that will optimize both cost and quality. The reality is, however, that despite their best efforts, employers are still struggling with understanding a clear perspective of 3 fundamental factors that impact healthcare: cost, utilization and risk.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | September 23, 2009; 07:48 PM ET | Comments (0)
In my days of clinical practice I was sometimes swayed by peer and market pressure to order tests that were against my conventional wisdom. I was fortunate to have trained under some of the most brilliant doctors of our time and the best lesson I learned was that there is nothing more valuable than a detailed patient history.
By Sreedhar Potarazu | September 15, 2009; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)