audacity of lost opportunity
DrMarty | March 24, 2012 at 04:21 amby
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Today, President Obama, nominated Dr. Jim Yong Kim, M.D. as the U.S. choice for World Bank President.
Kim, a Korean-American who is the current president of Dartmouth University, is a longtime proponent of the Wennberg cost-reduction measures, euphemistically known as the "evaluative clinical sciences" method.
His selection makes the point that for the British, drastic reductions in healthcare costs globally, and consequently human lives, are to be stepped up as the financial system disintegrates.
As the constitutionality of Obamacare is argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next week, Kim fully supports the Dartmouth Atlas method of comparing medical costs in different areas, and proclaiming the lower cost area as the one that delivers better outcomes.
Forbes magazine's Dec. 5, 2011 issue enthuses, "Kim comes from the camp based on two decades of Dartmouth research, that believes that up to 30% of the costs of the U.S. medical system that is waste can be eliminated by rewarding better medical outcomes, rather than paying for procedures."
Last Fall, Kim launched the Center for Health Care Delivery Science at Dartmouth, a inter-disciplinary experiment to reduce the cost of health care, at a time when Obama's Affordable Health Care Act "is proving anything but affordable," according to Forbes.
Kim has worked with Partners in Healthcare and other international medical groups to deal with medical epidemics by low-cost means, such as recruiting community health workers to make sure medicines for tuberculosis and AIDS are taken --
the Bill Gates, George Soros-financed model of healthcare, which never uses the power of government to build infrastructure, or requires corporations to serve the general welfare.
Kim boasts of a deal he made with the drug companies, in which he said, "OK, make as much money as you can on the HIV drugs in the First World.
We will work with you to protect those markets and protect your intellectual property. On the other hand, in those areas where you make no money anyway, work with us to make those drugs (such as HIV drugs) available."
The U.S. traditionally picks the head of World Bank, and the French choose the head of the IMF. This year, South Africa, Angola and Nigeria -- Africa's leading economies -- announced their support for Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former high-level World Bank official, for the job. She has so far refused to drop her candidacy for Kim.
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