Dr. Dennis presenting his Informed Health Plan ideas to members of the National Physicians’ Council for Healthcare Reform in Wash, DC on March 19th.
Starting to be referred to as the “Don Quixote” of the healthcare industry! Dr. Dennis will be presenting his ideas for healthcare reform to the Council for Physicians in Washington on Sunday, March 19th.
This picture is from the December meeting of the National Physicians’ Conference for Healthcare Policy that I attended in December.
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A retired New Jersey orthopedic surgeon has authored a book offering a plan for a new American health system.
“The Informed Health Plan Act of 2017: A New Healthcare Delivery System for America,” published in mid-May and available through Amazon, is a 143-page blueprint outlining what Dr. Robert Dennis hopes will be the replacement for Obamacare. Dennis, 70, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who now performs expert witness and other non-clinical office work, said political candidates have been railing against the Affordable Care Act since its 2010 passage.
“Millions of people want Obamacare replaced. But with what? Nobody’s put forward any plans,” he said. “And the only idea I’ve heard proposed is allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines. Well, that’s good and it’s in my plan, but it’s not enough. But that alone won’t fix anything.”
Dennis conceived of what he calls the “Informed Health Plan” in 2010, but thought after the ACA passed, his plan would have no chance. “I put it on a shelf and thought it was hopeless,” he recalled.
So he said he’s refined his original plan and plans to send copies to state and federal legislatures. He’s calling his plan “a replacement package for Obamacare. We can preserve the good parts, but shed the bureaucratic burdens.” If someone orders a copy of his book at informedhealthplan.com, Dennis will send one to the purchaser’s legislator.
He predicted that if adopted, his plan would save $1 trillion within three years and patients will see their health expenses cut in half. However, he conceded that he did not hire actuaries to perform the projections.
Dennis estimated that up to 40 percent of the cost of healthcare is wasted in administrative burdens.
“My plan addresses one of the major failures of Obamacare: the incredible reporting requirements that all my peers are complaining about. That paperwork requires an incredible amount of data that has no medical value. And you’re requiring physicians, who get paid the highest now in our healthcare system, to perform the lowest level of data output,” Dennis explained.
“It’s the administrative bureaucratic mindset that’s killing our system. My plan reverses the unnecessary complications in medical care. I’m putting the free market back where it belongs.”
He said under the current system, physicians are serving public and private insurers, not patients. “This puts the consumer back in control over how he spends his money,” Dennis said.
He explained that care delivery will be divided into catastrophic and elective categories. Catastrophic care — life-and-death emergencies and conditions like heart attacks and cancer — will be free to patients and paid for by the government and private health plans.
Elective care will cost, but consumers will only pay a 10 percent co payment. So it’s in their interest — and the interest of their insurers — to shop for the best-quality providers who charge the lowest prices. Dennis said that under his transparent system, providers will post that data publicly.
“My plan eliminates Medicaid, deductibles and unnecessary administrative fees and pours that money into the delivery of actual medical care. Physicians don’t have to hire all that extra staff to handle the paperwork,” he said.
The estimated $50 billion to $80 billion wasted annually in fraud would greatly diminish because patients would see their bills and refuse to pay inflated fraudulent claims.
“Fraud is harder to do when the buyer and seller are brought together and are responsive to each other,” Dennis said.
Dennis plans to meet with New Jersey’s lieutenant governor and said he hopes the book makes its way into the hands of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who heads presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s transition team.
Dennis has practiced medicine for more than 40 years and has held leadership positions in hospitals and medical societies.
“This is my passion,” he confessed. “I don’t see any way to make money from it. But I’ve been lucky enough to make a good living without worrying whether this will sell. Hopefully, movers and shakers will pay attention and read the book. I know I’m running against the odds and now I’m at the foot of Mt. Everest with a long climb up. But it’s worth it to me.”
Read the article on medcitynews.com
Dr. Robert Dennis of Oceanport, formally of Fair Haven, in practice for over 40 years in Monmouth County, has spent the last five years researching from the bottom up, on how to reform Healthcare, make It better and more cost effective for the Patient. As a former Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Jersey Shore Medical Center, attending physician in numerous area hospitals, an Inventor of various medical devices, a Treating Physician, a Forensic Orthopedic Specialist, co-founder of Save our Shores, an Independent Board Certified Medical Examiner, and more- he has plenty to keep him occupied, but decided a few years ago, that he needed to find a way to simplify and help the patient get better care at a more reasonable cost.
This huge undertaking has recently involved writing a self-published book on the subject, “The Informed Health Plan Act of 2017”, which outlines a feasible re-work of the healthcare delivery system in America. With no political affiliations, completely self-funded, this is a massive undertaking! After dedicating his life to medicine, he is now taking on the legislators to attempt to change the entire system of doctors, hospitals, billing, government and insurance companies to make the patient the main priority.
The wide sweeping developments in the U.S. healthcare system are what compelled Dr. Dennis to author in its entirety. This proposal refutes the assumption that the American consumers are too stupid and incapable of actively participating in their own medical decisions. Dr. Dennis is convinced that the exact opposite is true. This work is a testament to that truth. If adopted, this proposal will harness individuals proven capabilities to assess value and quality in the deployment of their healthcare dollar just as they do in every other interaction.
This normally, private. well respected doctor has now put himself out there on Facebook. Linkedln. Twitter, Google+ and Instagram for the world to see – quite a transformation! For more information. visit www.informedhealthplan.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to help revise the health care system here in the US? Well it starts with one simple step! Get behind my efforts to have your Candidates and Legislatures read the Informed Health Plan Act of 2017 Book. Available in paperback and on Kindle, via Amazon, this book outlines, in detail, a simple, cost effective way to revamp and revise our current broken system.
We, the consumer, are the ones that suffer with high insurance premiums, changing plans, limit to doctors and all kinds of issues to try and get quality health care. We have the tools and the capability of delivering the BEST health care in the world, we just need to change how it is structured today. My book explains how this can be done.
I hope you will purchase it so that I can send it onto your legislatures in Washington to convince them that change is needed NOW! For each book that is purchased, I will send one to the legislature of your choice.
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