Health Care in America: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Why Health Care Needs More Reform!

Tom Loker has written a book that takes the reader on an intriguing journey as he/she walks along with Loker from the inception of this country to learn about the behind-the-scenes goings on with health conditions, health maladies, health remedies, and evolving health care reform. Beginning with the state of health when the Pilgrims first hit that “rock” to the current day when Congress locked horns, Loker stuns the reader with knowledge never shared before.What makes the tome an interesting read is that Loker opens each chapter with a cinematic “Imagine…” scenario that aptly sets the scene of the period of time he’s covering. He then segues into how that scene is relevant to the health conditions of the day and what the changes were that impacted and ultimately shaped the decades that followed up until what it is we have today in the way of health care “reform.” Does he share never-before-told stories? Yes. Does he paint vivid pictures? Yes. Does he educate the reader? Yes. Does he ask the reader to think about how health care could and should work? Yes? This health care history and evolution chronicle–this backstory–is not only informational and educational, it’s downright entertaining. The only thing missing is the popcorn! Think: Ken Burns. Think The History Channel.

This Blog will share some of what the book will reveal and be the focal point for continuing the discussion.

Available in Print – Fall 2011

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About Thomas W. Loker

Meet the Author - Thomas Loker is a Startup Consultant and Advisor at SYDK.ORG, Angel Investor, Mentor and Advisor 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 underserved 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. Tom's passion for Music is currently expressed by his role as VP Operations and General Manager of David Victor Presents. See www, to find out more. You can find Tom online at: Website: Blog: LinkedIn: Photography:

4 thoughts on “Health Care in America: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Why Health Care Needs More Reform!

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