AF-Southwest Hub: One Size Fits Some – Improving Healthcare for All (Virtual) - America's Future

AF-Southwest Hub: One Size Fits Some – Improving Healthcare for All (Virtual)

March 29, 2021 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Online Event

Virtual, Via Zoom,

Healthcare is not “one size, fits all.” In fact, to be most effective, it should be exactly the opposite – customized for the individual. Instead, we are left with:

– Burned out medical professionals with overloaded schedules
– 1 in 4 physicians spending less than 12 minutes per patient, on average
– Administrative medical coding work that constitutes half the work week for nearly a third of physicians
– Restrictive, profit-focused insurance policies and government regulations that restrict treatment options available to patients
– Skyrocketing healthcare premiums and medical costs making care unaffordable
– The concerning and ever-growing scope of practice – meaning Physicians Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, often with a quarter of training of a physician, are taking a bigger role in patient care
Our healthcare system is not built for building relationships with our physicians. There are too many barriers for accessing proper medical attention.

What does this mean for positive patient outcomes in the long-term – especially for women, minorities and those with lower socio-economic status?

Americans need alternative solutions to the current insurance-dominated healthcare system.

Explore direct primary care with America’s Future, featuring Rebecca Kiessling of the Benjamin Rush Institute, for a thoughtful discussion on doctor-patient relationships, free market healthcare alternatives and women’s rights in healthcare.

The America’s Future-Southwest webinar will take place via Zoom live stream and will be recorded to view and share later.

America’s Future continues celebrating Women’s History Month in March with a webinar on healthcare issues that disproportionately affect women. More event details below!




WHO

Rebecca Kiessling, Benjamin Rush Institute

Rebecca Wales Kiessling is Benjamin Rush Institute’s Director of Programs. For the past three years, Rebecca has been responsible for the growth of BRI’s medical school chapters, as well as for the education of medical students on free market healthcare alternatives that promote the doctor-patient relationship. Rebecca comes to BRI a seasoned outreach and communications professional with an extensive background in grassroots organizing, policy, development and strategic communications on the national and state levels.

Previously, Rebecca served as a founding leader, board member and spokesperson of a major national grassroots woman’s group. She has filled various political campaign roles, including serving as Deputy Director of Coalitions for the Giuliani Presidential Committee and Deputy Youth Director for McCain-Palin 2008. Rebecca has led major strategic accounts at an internationally recognized marketing and public relations firm, worked as Head of Operations for a boutique political advertising agency and consulted with businesses worldwide on marketing, crisis management, communications, and outreach. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and has spoken on current events and policy, especially healthcare, education, and over-regulation, on major news sources including CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Rebecca holds her undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, and an M.A. from Georgetown University. This happily married mom to three girls lives in Fairfax, Virginia, and her sports allegiances never waver from her hometown of Boston.

RECOMMENDED READING

Reason Magazine Video on Facebook
“Do you spend more time on administrative tasks than your peers?” by Tanya Albert Henry, American Medical Association 2018 physician survey summary on medical administrative work
“Are doctors spending less time with patients?” by Remy Franklin on Mobius MD 2019 article.