Thomas Loker served as Chief Operating Officer for seven years with a company that manages public-funded healthcare benefits for low-income and under-served populations. 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, published by California Political Review, Lead-Zine, and others. He has been a quoted expert in numerous stories by NBC-universal, Workforce Management Magazine, Managed Care Advisor, Managed Care Magazine, Menlo Park Patch Newspaper, Physicians Money Digest, BioPharma Insight, and others as well as on radio and television. He maintains his passion for St. Mary’s County, its people, and culture by writing short essays published on his blog. When he is not writing or working in business, Tom is also an accomplished photographer.
Tom is the author of three books.  His latest work is, “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 – by iUniverse Press,”  Tom published “Delusional Ravings of a Lunatic Mind – by SYDK Press.”—a collection of essays from his popular blog available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and other bookstores—and with his son Aleck, “Calistoga Ranch – A Photo Collection”—a photo essay of pictures from the Napa Valley area of California focused on Calistoga Ranch, available at Blurb. Com. You can find Tom online at:www.loker.com


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HealthReform 2.0 Updated Site

Welcome to the HealthReform 2.0.

We are the only place for people with a curious mind and a desire for a better healthcare system.

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As most of you know, I have been working on understanding how to revive our failed healthcare system with one that can provide an easy transition, be efficient and effective, lower costs and improve outcomes.  I have recently been joined by my friend Tim Henning in producing a Podcast and YouTube channel in order to discuss how we got here with the quagmire of a healthcare NON-system. Where we really are with what medical and other healthcare providers can actually deliver, and laying out a way for all of us to work together to get the kind of healthcare system we want.

WWW.HR-20.COM is now updated and ready for your participation.

Our latest Episode 1.2 is the continuation of how we got to where we are in the Quagmire that we mistakenly call our healthcare system.  This episode is about Health in the New World,  Hospitals, Doctors & Physicians and Patent Medicine Kings.

We will tell you where Doctors and Physicians came from – hint they didn’t start out as the same occupation – the start of America’s first “drug cartels,” and how some of the issues in our current healthcare system have strong roots in decisions that were made 100’s of years ago.

You can access the Video on our YouTube Channel, here.  You can also find our podcast on: iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Libsyn.com and more.

Remember our updated website is www.hr-20.com.  If you have a question, you would like us to address on an upcoming episode contact us at  Ask Your Question.

Remember to LIKE our shows – if you do like them of course.  Also, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to get notice of future shows.

Also if you like short topical notes drawn from the news, don’t forget to check out HealthyBytes – our podcast of Quick Points for Fast Learners. Check them out here.


I hope you will come check out our updated site and subscribe to our new show.

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