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Medical College of Wisconsin—PRESENTATION: Grassroots Healthcare Revolution with John Torinus
April 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
All are invited to attend this lunch lecture on healthcare policy with Mr. John Torinus. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP.
John Torinus, author of The Grassroots Health Care Revolution and former CEO of of Serigraph, believes that the only way to improve health care and lower health costs are at the local level. In this talk, he will address how companies need to return to private health care and the effect that it will have on health care quality and cost.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Thirty-two students and faculty enjoyed lunch and a presentation by John Torinus. Mr. Torinus is currently a chairman for Serigraph, a company in Wisconsin that has cut its healthcare spending per employee in half—from ~$26,000 to ~$13,000 per year. This has been accomplished through self insurance and “bundles.”
The event began at noon and went until one pm. Mr. Torinus provided a 30-40 minute speech on his history and how he began their self-insurance. After his presentation, attendees were all welcome to ask questions for around 20 minutes and much conversation ensued.
The meal was held during the lunch talk and was provided to students of MCW.
“This event provided important education on self-insurance. As future physicians, we receive little education on the finances of healthcare. Receiving these kinds of introductions is paramount for our futures.” ~Benjamin Stultz, Treasurer and event organizer, BRI-MCW
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