J. Deane Waldman

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o Education and training: Yale (BA, History), Chicago Medical School (MD), Mayo Clinic, Northwestern, Harvard, and Anderson Graduate Schools (MBA). Former Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at University of Chicago.

o Published >300 articles in Hill, Forbes, Huffington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, Real Clear Health, Fox News, USA Today, and The Federalist. Published six eBooks and five print books ­– latest book, “Curing the Cancer in U.S. Healthcare,” offers a cure for our sick healthcare system.

o Currently, Distinguished Senior Fellow in Healthcare Policy at Texas Public Policy Foundation; Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, and Decision Science; and Board of Directors, New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange.

Talking Points
· Why is Medicare-for-All “out of the frying pan into the fire?”
· What will 50 million seniors do when Medicare goes broke in just seven years?!
· Insurance coverage ≠ health care and we have the deaths to prove it.
· Bust three myths to fix healthcare. 1) Washington will fix healthcare. 2) Greedy providers are why prices are ridiculous. 3) Healthcare is a federal responsibility.
· More than $1 trillion a year of U.S. healthcare spending is wasted–it produces NO care.
· Based on its track record, would you hire Washington to fix healthcare?
· Can California and Texas have different healthcare systems?

Book
· Title: “Curing the Cancer in U.S. Healthcare – *StatesCare* and the Texas Model”
· Precis: Book looks at healthcare system the way the way a doctor looks at a patient. First make a diagnosis – that leads to an effective cure, a true fix. Easy-to-read, written for general public.
Amazon five-star reviews:
o “Every person in the country should read this book.”
o “Concepts in this well written book offer hope for change!”
o “StatesCare is such a simple and obvious solution – when can we move forward on this plan?!?!?”

Dr. Deane Waldman, MD MBA
Distinguished Senior Fellow for Healthcare Policy, Right on Healthcare, Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Decision Science.
Author: “Curing the Cancer in U.S. Healthcare: StatesCare and the Texas Model”
Cell phone: 505-269-2776