Health Care Reform to be Discussed on WJAG's Morning Coffee

With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the nation's new health care law is constitutional, and the results of the election making any repeal of the law unlikely, local health care professionals are preparing to deal with the bill commonly referred to as "Obamacare." Jim Sinek, president and CEO of Faith Regional Health Services, says there is no doubt that health care needs to be reformed. He says the problem goes back to the 60's and the establishment of Medicare to meet the needs of senior citizens. Sinek says the number of Medicare recipients has grown dramatically since then, and the workforce paying into Medicare is not keeping pace. Sinek says in the Midwest, about half of any hospital's patients are Medicare recipients, making Medicare a big part of the health care picture. Sinek will discuss health care reform and how it will impact the local health care community next week, Monday through Friday, at 7:45 a.m. on WJAG's Morning Coffee.