Aug. 30: Town Hall – Why Is Healthcare so Expensive?

The Healthcare Costs NJ 2018 Townhall with take place on Thursday, August 30th from 6:30pm ET to 8:30pm. It will be held at the Rastelli Market Fresh at Hill Creek Farms located  at 1631 State Hwy 45-S in beautiful Mullica Hill, NJ.

Contact: Craig M. Wax DO, office 856-478-4780 IP4PI@comcast.net

Why is Health Care so expensive?  This question is on nearly every American’s mind.  85% of Americans are more concerned about health care costs than other major expenses, and for good reason:  The average family of 4 will spend $28k on health care this year, $1200 more than last year. And even more concerning is that 44% of Americans skip care because of costs.

The Aug 30 event, featuring a word-class panel of experts on the drivers of medical costs, will explore and provide true solutions to this crucial problem, for both patients and policy makers. The townhall is held in conjunction with Practicing Physicians of America at PracticingPhysician.organd Independent Physicians for Patient Independence at IP4PI.wordpress.com. It is a free event and open to the public.

Speaker Bios:

David Hyman, MD, JD is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and a Professor of Law at Georgetown University. A doctor as well as a lawyer, Hyman served as the Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law and Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois, where he directed the Epstein Program in Health Law and Policy. He focuses his research on the regulation and financing of health care and has taught insurance, medical malpractice, law and economics, professional responsibility and tax policy in addition to civil procedure. Hyman served as special counsel on the Federal Trade Commission, where he organized and led hearings on health care and competition – leading to the first joint report issued by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, “Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition.” Earlier in his career, he was an associate at Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago, practicing tax litigation and health care law. He has been a visiting law professor at the University of Texas and George Washington University, a law professor at the University of Maryland and a lecturer at the University of Chicago. Hyman earned his BA, JD and MD degrees from the University of Chicago. Dr. Hyman recently published a book called Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much For Healthcare. https://www.cato.org/overcharged

Kimberly Legg Corba,  DO is a family physician in private practice in Allentown, PA.  She is a 1993 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She has owned and operated her independent, solo practice since 2003 and transitioned the office to the model of Direct Primary Care in January of 2016.

Dr. Corba has been a speaker for Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation, the Free Market Medical Association, and will be speaking at the 75th Annual meeting of AAPS.

She testified about DPC in December 2017 for the PA Senate Banking and Insurance Committee in support of S. 926 and authored an policy for in-office medication dispensing for PA practices supported and approved by PA Med Society.  On a federal level, Dr. Corba has lobbied several times in Washington DC with the other national leaders for health care reform and most recently met with HHS, White House Administration, The Department of Treasury in support of Direct Primary Care and was present for the May 2018 rose garden speech concerning prescription costs by President Trump and Secretary Azar.   She is a founding member of the Direct Primary Care Alliance and the original founder of the Mid-Atlantic Direct Primary Care Alliance.  Dr. Corba has also authored and published The Manual of Policies and Procedures for Direct Primary Care which helps DPC practices maintain compliance.

Craig M. Wax, DO, is a family physician that practices family medicine and health through prevention in private practice in Mullica Hill, NJ. He is a tireless advocate for the patient-physician relationship and free-market health care. He has a bachelors degree in Food Science Research from Rutgers University in NJ, and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. Dr. Wax serves on the U. S. congressional subcommittee National Physicians Council for Health Care Policy at NPCHCP.org. He is the Vice President for health policy at Practicing Physicians of America at PracticingPhysician.org. Dr. Wax served on Medical Economics journal editorial board and frequently published articles on topics of free market medicine. He is the health talk show host and executive producer for “Your Health Matters ,” on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS – FM at RowanRadio.com since 2002. Dr. Wax was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists of Philadelphia with an SPJ award for his ability to make complicated matters simple to understand. He blogs at Independent Physicians for Patient Independence at IP4PI.wordpress.com. Dr Wax began HealthIsNumberOne.com, a free public information source on health in 1999.

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