Former Intel CEO Grove Proposes Health Care Reforms
The Wall Street Journal last week examined health care reform proposals by Intel CEO Andy Grove. Grove has raised concerns about the large number of uninsured U.S. residents who often visit emergency departments for primary care. According to the Journal, "Grove is a big fan of low-cost, walk-in clinics, the sort beginning to appear in stores like Wal-Mart," which provide primary care to uninsured residents and reduce overcrowding in EDs. In addition, Grove supports an electronic health records system that uses a "generic but Web-accessible, word-processing file," rather than "an elaborate and technically sophisticated medical-database system," the Journal reports (Gomes, Wall Street Journal, 11/1). BusinessWeek last week published an interview with Grove that discussed his health care reform proposals and other issues (BusinessWeek, 11/3). APM's "Marketplace Money" on Friday included an interview with Chris Farrell, economics editor for the program and contributing editor at Business Week, about the Grove health care reform proposals (Ryssdal, "Marketplace Money," APM, 11/3).
Audio of the segment is available online.