We applaud HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a groundbreaking speech delivered yesterday at Kaiser Family Foundation. We hope that it marks an expansion of boundaries, literally and conceptually, for the federal government’s health reform movement.
It no longer makes sense to view the American health care system independently of worldwide health care. We live in a global economy and must recognize the many areas of health care where national boundaries have already been set aside.
At Freedom Benefits we have been a source of consumer information about international health economics including international medical insurance, medical tourism and, more recently medical insurance tourism.
Sebelius’ speech included this passage:
“Today, it’s clear that to keep America healthy and safe, we need an approach that takes into account both the threats and opportunities we find in the rest of the world. And that’s exactly what our department has put forward in our first-ever Global Health Strategy. This strategy does not represent a radical new direction. Rather, it seeks to provide a new focus going forward so that we can use department’s unique expertise, resources and relationships to make the biggest impact possible.”
Read the entire speech here: Kaiser Family Foundation : Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health & Human Services