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Gerry Clinchy
03-30-2011, 05:16 PM
http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/ibm-exec-offers-save-900-billion-health-care-costs-obama-turned-h#

If this report is accurate, we should be outraged. This alleged proposal took place in Sept. 2010 ... before the healthcare legislation was passed.

Does this mean we could have saved almost $1 trillion with no tax increase; no health insurance cost increase; no dimunition of services; at no cost to the taxpayer?

I'm actually hoping someone can refute this ...

I could find no reference to Sam Palmisano on Snopes or Fox News. Maybe someone could search WSJ?




The CEO of IBM offered the Obama administration a free software program that would have cut Medicare and Medicaid fraud by almost a trillion dollars, but he was turned down Ė twice.
"We could have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the healthcare system by $900 billion...I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down, "IBM chairman and CEO Samuel Palmisano said during a Sept. 14, 2010 taping of the Wall Street Journalís Viewpoints (http://video.foxnews.com/v/4366002/did-white-house-snub-fraud-fighter/) program.
FOX News confirmed that a second meeting between Palmisano and Obama administration officials yielded the same result: "No thanks!" Ė even though the proffered "fix (http://reimagineamerica.org/2010/medicare-fraud-900b-crime-that-technology-can-solve/)" would have eliminated 90 percent of the nationís health care deficit Ė and cost taxpayers nothing it didnít perform as guaranteed.
Yet Medicare/Medicaid fraud is still rampant. According to the Manhattan Instituteís Steven Malanga (http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/$Billions%20in%20Medicare/Medicaid%20lost%20to%20fraud,%20abuse%20-%20National%20Law%20Enforcement%20%7C%20Examiner.c om%20http://www.examiner.com/law-enforcement-in-national/billions-medicare-medicaid-lost-to-fraud-abuse#ixzz1CplQMINk),"abuses of Medicaid (alone) eat up at least 10 percent of the programís total cost nationwide -- a waste of $30 billion a year. Unscrupulous doctors billing for over 24 hours per day of procedures, phony companies invoicing for phantom services, pharmacists filling prescriptions for dead patients, home health-care companies demanding payment for treating clients actually in the hospital -- on and on the rip-offs go."
Now that Republicans are trying to repeal Obamacare and drastically cut federal spending at the same time, perhaps Palmisano can be persuaded to offer his services again.


Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/ibm-exec-offers-save-900-billion-health-care-costs-obama-turned-h##ixzz1I7OQKjCT

Eric Johnson
03-30-2011, 05:40 PM
Will http://www.ibm.com/ibm/sjp/ do?

Eric

Gerry Clinchy
03-30-2011, 06:46 PM
Will http://www.ibm.com/ibm/sjp/ do?

Eric

Was looking for corroboration of the offer to the govt, but could find no mention of that on the IBM site. Did I miss it?

Roger Perry
03-30-2011, 06:46 PM
http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/ibm-exec-offers-save-900-billion-health-care-costs-obama-turned-h#

If this report is accurate, we should be outraged. This alleged proposal took place in Sept. 2010 ... before the healthcare legislation was passed.

Does this mean we could have saved almost $1 trillion with no tax increase; no health insurance cost increase; no dimunition of services; at no cost to the taxpayer?

I'm actually hoping someone can refute this ...

I could find no reference to Sam Palmisano on Snopes or Fox News. Maybe someone could search WSJ?




The CEO of IBM offered the Obama administration a free software program that would have cut Medicare and Medicaid fraud by almost a trillion dollars, but he was turned down Ė twice.
"We could have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the healthcare system by $900 billion...I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down, "IBM chairman and CEO Samuel Palmisano said during a Sept. 14, 2010 taping of the Wall Street Journalís Viewpoints (http://video.foxnews.com/v/4366002/did-white-house-snub-fraud-fighter/) program.
Faux News confirmed that a second meeting between Palmisano and Obama administration officials yielded the same result: "No thanks!" Ė even though the proffered "fix (http://reimagineamerica.org/2010/medicare-fraud-900b-crime-that-technology-can-solve/)" would have eliminated 90 percent of the nationís health care deficit Ė and cost taxpayers nothing it didnít perform as guaranteed.
Yet Medicare/Medicaid fraud is still rampant. According to the Manhattan Instituteís Steven Malanga (http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/$Billions%20in%20Medicare/Medicaid%20lost%20to%20fraud,%20abuse%20-%20National%20Law%20Enforcement%20%7C%20Examiner.c om%20http://www.examiner.com/law-enforcement-in-national/billions-medicare-medicaid-lost-to-fraud-abuse#ixzz1CplQMINk),"abuses of Medicaid (alone) eat up at least 10 percent of the programís total cost nationwide -- a waste of $30 billion a year. Unscrupulous doctors billing for over 24 hours per day of procedures, phony companies invoicing for phantom services, pharmacists filling prescriptions for dead patients, home health-care companies demanding payment for treating clients actually in the hospital -- on and on the rip-offs go."
Now that Republicans are trying to repeal Obamacare and drastically cut federal spending at the same time, perhaps Palmisano can be persuaded to offer his services again.


Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/ibm-exec-offers-save-900-billion-health-care-costs-obama-turned-h##ixzz1I7OQKjCT

Just look to your source.;-)

Gerry Clinchy
03-30-2011, 06:54 PM
Just look to your source.;-)

I would like to either prove or not ... not guess.

I don't have a paid subscription to WSJ, so can't get info from that site ... and WSJ was supposedly the original source.

Have two other blog URLs, but they just repeat the one cited.

One would think that if it was not true, Snopes would have mention of it.

luvmylabs23139
03-30-2011, 07:09 PM
Here is a link in his own words.
This is the actual interview.


http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/yho/%7B5A0ED9CD-CFC8-4898-8ADB-B0B8196D7E5A%7D?siteid=yhoo#!5A0ED9CD-CFC8-4898-8ADB-B0B8196D7E5A

Eric Johnson
03-30-2011, 07:35 PM
Just look to your source.;-)

So...now that we have a video of the actual interview, how do you explain it?

Eric

Gerry Clinchy
03-30-2011, 07:44 PM
So ... why the heck didn't we hear more about this when it would have helped?

dnf777
03-30-2011, 07:51 PM
So...now that we have a video of the actual interview, how do you explain it?

Eric

Simple. Its true.

If our hospitals and doctors' offices are run with Microsoft Windows, we'll all die waiting for the computers to boot up, or watching spinning hourglasses. :D

sinner
03-31-2011, 10:23 AM
http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/ibm-exec-offers-save-900-billion-health-care-costs-obama-turned-h#

If this report is accurate, we should be outraged. This alleged proposal took place in Sept. 2010 ... before the healthcare legislation was passed.

Does this mean we could have saved almost $1 trillion with no tax increase; no health insurance cost increase; no dimunition of services; at no cost to the taxpayer?

I'm actually hoping someone can refute this ...

I could find no reference to Sam Palmisano on Snopes or Fox News. Maybe someone could search WSJ?




The CEO of IBM offered the Obama administration a free software program that would have cut Medicare and Medicaid fraud by almost a trillion dollars, but he was turned down Ė twice.
"We could have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the healthcare system by $900 billion...I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down, "IBM chairman and CEO Samuel Palmisano said during a Sept. 14, 2010 taping of the Wall Street Journalís Viewpoints (http://video.foxnews.com/v/4366002/did-white-house-snub-fraud-fighter/) program.
FOX News confirmed that a second meeting between Palmisano and Obama administration officials yielded the same result: "No thanks!" Ė even though the proffered "fix (http://reimagineamerica.org/2010/medicare-fraud-900b-crime-that-technology-can-solve/)" would have eliminated 90 percent of the nationís health care deficit Ė and cost taxpayers nothing it didnít perform as guaranteed.
Yet Medicare/Medicaid fraud is still rampant. According to the Manhattan Instituteís Steven Malanga (http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/$Billions%20in%20Medicare/Medicaid%20lost%20to%20fraud,%20abuse%20-%20National%20Law%20Enforcement%20%7C%20Examiner.c om%20http://www.examiner.com/law-enforcement-in-national/billions-medicare-medicaid-lost-to-fraud-abuse#ixzz1CplQMINk),"abuses of Medicaid (alone) eat up at least 10 percent of the programís total cost nationwide -- a waste of $30 billion a year. Unscrupulous doctors billing for over 24 hours per day of procedures, phony companies invoicing for phantom services, pharmacists filling prescriptions for dead patients, home health-care companies demanding payment for treating clients actually in the hospital -- on and on the rip-offs go."
Now that Republicans are trying to repeal Obamacare and drastically cut federal spending at the same time, perhaps Palmisano can be persuaded to offer his services again.


Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/ibm-exec-offers-save-900-billion-health-care-costs-obama-turned-h##ixzz1I7OQKjCT

I check Snoops and checkit, listen to the tape but found nothing to refute the chairmanís claims. I also am a skeptic and I am in health care and I had a hard time finding him believable. I have attended many IS companies' presentations of their packages for office, insurance and government tracking systems. My questions is why isn't IBM marketing this to other orgainzations? Maybe they are and I am just not aware of it!

goldmine
10-13-2011, 01:00 AM
great, The CEO of IBM offered the Obama administration a free software program that would have cut Medicare and Medicaid fraud by almost a trillion dollars, but he was turned down Ė twice. may be that Obama feel there would be negative more against positive...

Gerry Clinchy
10-13-2011, 10:17 PM
This is even more annoying now as we watch everyone's health insurance premiums go up; and once again Congress has to decide whether they will let care providers' reimbursements decrease by 29%.

I think that we ought to send this video to all the Republican candidates :-)