We need to find a way around this Obamacare. Maybe health co-ops or groups formed and doctors hired? You know the rich have ways around it. Hospital ships offshore?
Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com
Jeffrey Brotman, Founder of Costco
Richard Branson, Founder and chairman of Virgin Group
Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Jon Corzine, Former CEO of Goldman Sachs, CEO and Chairman of MF Global, Former Governor of New Jersey and US Senator
Ari Emanuel, CEO of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Nathaniel Fick, CEO of the Center for a New American Security, author of One Bullet Away, a New York Times best seller
Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and CEO
David Geffen, Founder of Asylum Records, Geffen Records, and DGC Records; cofounder of DreamWorks SKG
Berry Gordy, Founder of the Motown record label
Steven J. Green, former CEO and Chairman of Samsonite Corporation and United States Ambassador to Singapore
Hugh Hefner, founder, publisher and CCO of Playboy
Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, President, and CEO of Stonyfield Farm
Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook
Kevin Liles, Former executive Vice President of Warner Music Group
Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment
Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!
Mike Medavoy, Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures
Tom Rothman, Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google
Russell Simmons, Cofounder of Def Jam
James Sinegal, Founder and former CEO of Costco
George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management
Steve Westly, Venture Capitalist and Fmr. California State Controller
I would be very happy to participate in such a venture, but it would require having attorneys look at all the restrictions the government has put in place before going forward. For instance, the government restricted physicians from owning health care facilities (it's OK, of course, for lawyers to own huge law firms). Thus, ownership would have to be non-physician (don't know if non-practicing physicians could be involved).
At this point, my passion for practicing medicine is at the lowest point ever in my life. I used to dream of getting into medical school when I was in college, and when I got that opportunity it was a dream come true. I don't take vacations, and have missed more holidays and weekends with family than I care to think about, but I'm part of the problem that needs to be reformed. Those who feel entitled to my services without payment are the Tiny Tims, and I am the Scrooge, even though I would never turn away anyone who really needed care because of a payment issue.