Meet the Authors -

Tom Loker & Tim Henning

Tom Loker is a Startup Consultant and Adviser at SYDK.ORG, Angel Investor, Mentor and Adviser at Keiretsu Forum & Venture-Med and an established operations guy with serial successes with startups, transitional companies and turnaround situations. He has had a long career serving in the fields of science, technology and healthcare related industries. He is an active board member in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Tom has written numerous articles in the areas of healthcare, technology, politics and the economy. He is currently the principal author of Health Reform 2.0: Beyond partisan divide lies pragmatic solutions – a whitepaper focused on moving beyond the partisan rhetoric of the ACA (Obamacare) to a simple, efficient, effective, accessible and affordable healthcare system.
He maintains a passion for serving the under-served and has founded, supported and worked in various companies to serve the most fragile among us. Because of his expertise on the business of healthcare, he was invited to conduct multiple congressional briefings on healthcare reform in Congress, meeting with more than 100 congressional representatives. He has been a guest on HuffPost Live to talk about health care issues, and is a frequent keynote speaker on the topic for many groups and events.

Prior to his latest book, "The History and Evolution of Healthcare in America: The untold backstory of where we've been, where we are, and why healthcare needs more reform," Tom published “Delusional Ravings of a Lunatic Mind”—a collection of essays on healthcare, politics and their interaction with the economy, available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and other bookstores.

You can find Tom online at:
Website: http://www.loker.com
Blog: http://tloker.wordpress.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswloker
Photography: http://www.loker.net

Tim Henning has over 35 years of experience in medical industry both in the Unites States and International markets.

Tim spent over 28 Years in the Medical Device Industry, in Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology, Women’s Health, Surgical Robotics and the Treatment of Vertebral Pathologies.
He was a Senior Executive and Quality Category Leader with the first medical device company to win the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

Tim then joined a Large Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Women’s Health Provider, providing Services to Hospitals, Physicians and Patients across 23 States.

Tim has extensive background in medical imaging and radiation oncology both from sales and also the provider side. He is a graduate of Parkland College with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

HealthyBytes: Quick Points for Fast Learners. – We talk about today’s problems with the lack of real price transparency in our healthcare system and how we can fix it!

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On June 27th Cohost Tom Loker had a nearly fatal heart attack.  This show discusses the events leading up to the attack, the emergency response, diagnosis, treatment and Tom’s personal journey through the healthcare system. It illustrates the best and worst of our healthcare system. You do not want to miss this open and frank story.

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Mammograms are the gold standard for breast cancer detection and diagnosis yet they’re accuracy leaves a bit to be desired in normal breasted women. 40 percent of women have “Dense” breasts.  Mammography effectiveness in dense-breasted women falls off sharply.  Supplemental forms of detection like “Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound” significantly improve early detection. Yet for a variety of reasons, it is ignored or actively discouraged.  We explain the problem and offer ways you can protect yourself.

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It’s time to fix this healthcare quagmire.  We have seen government’s idea, ObamaCare, and its not working.  We have been told single payer or universal healthcare is a better way, but it’s demonstrably and prove-ably not.  While we are in almost violent disagreement on the solution, most of us don’t even understand the problems.  This includes a lot of government, and people in the industry. Yet, there is a better idea.  In this episode, we outline this improved approach and set the stage to show you how we can all fix what our government simply can’t.

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The healthcare diatribe has continued to get more vitriolic. Most just spout contrived talking points from either side driven into our heads for the past 9 years by a lazy media.  Tom and Tim speak to the Annual ComplianceOnline Medical Device Summit & explain why THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T FIX OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.

The Government can’t fix our healthcare system. In fact, in this speech we provide evidence that the government has never been able to do anything other than increase costs.  We not only show the historical data we explain why even if they try the costs keep going up.

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Medicare and Medicaid costs are still out of control, no cost containment efforts have had any effect, and yet, we continue to expand the failing system. The ACA is passed. Government duplicity is fully exposed, Significant portions of the new ACA, can’t be implemented, and those which are cost much more than anticipated.   It’s not just that we are extending coverage to those previously uncovered, a good idea with a bad implementation, we also continue to expand the scope of care beyond the what we need to stay alive and productive.   The false healthcare economic structure becomes a systemic problem! The system is in collapse.

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1980-2010 saw a time when the government changed our national economic system and fundamentally crippled our healthcare system along the way, and, no one seems to know this. Find out why!

Today we see the effects of runaway costs on our healthcare system. 1980-2010 was the time in America when systemic problems in our economy were coming home to roost. Our government came up with several fixes to try to avoid the pain of our past mistakes. Unfortunately, these economic changes included many policies and programs in healthcare that further integrated the healthcare issues into the problems of the economy.

Once again short-term thinking, and fixes, set up the US for a painful future.  One we are now living each, and every, day.

(WE HAVE UPLOADED A PDF OF THE SCRIPT WITH CHARTS AND GRAPHS AS BONUS CONTENT)

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