Cleveland Clinic CEO Addresses Health Reform

Dr. Toby Cosgrove, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic (a Healthcare Leadership Council member), is among the world leaders taking part in the Davos Economic Summit.  Upon his arrival in Switzerland, Dr. Cosgrove was interviewed by the Fox Business Network.  It’s an interview worth watching.

Dr. Cosgrove makes the important point that the health reform bills pending in Congress do a great deal to improve access for the nation’s uninsured, but they’re less successful at improving quality and especially at controlling costs.  As he accurately states in the interview, an overlooked factor in rising healthcare costs is the growing problem with obesity that leads to increased episodes of chronic disease.