New WhitePaper Available 2/25/2014
We have evolved a belief that we have a system for the delivery of healthcare but, it’s not a system at all. It is a collection of self-predatory practices and methods that promulgate massive increases in costs, erosion of effective checks and balances and exponential unintended consequences.
Only by actually developing a system that addresses our mythical beliefs, puts reasonable systemic checks and balances on our wants and desires and reallocates the delivery and cost of care can we hope to achieve what we seek.
A system to make available affordable effective care for all, an efficient and cost effective safety net and significant reductions in the cost of care to individuals, and to America, can be created. This paper outlines what we need to do to realize such a solution.
Click here to view a draft of the whitepaper outlining a pragmatic and effective solution to address the fundamental problems that have plagued our health system and are the reason that no prior "fixes" have actually worked.
Tom to be panelist at ACG San Francisco 12/10/2013
NOTE: The City Club no longer provides validated
parking at One Bush Garage
(The closest discount garage is St. Mary's Garage on Kearny Street)
ACG Members & Member Guests: $35
RSVP by 12:00pm, Monday, December 9th
Onsite walk-ins: $10 additional
Tom to Speak at Venture-med 8/5/13
It is clear now that washington DC is in a state of panic because the ACA has pushed our systems to the brink. tom will speak about the latest information from washington and what investors should know to find the most attractive investments in the near term. Click here to find out more.
In January & February, 2013
Tom participated as a panelist at ACG event in San Francisco Feb. 12.
Also Tom's recent update of his popular ExecSense webinar, "What CFOs need to know about the supreme court's ruling on Obamacare and what it means for your company," is now available on demand at www.execsense.com.
Tom Loker was the Guest Author at a book signing event at Read Booksellers in Danville, CA. Tom dsicussed his recent book "the History and Evolution of Healthcare in America," Guests enjoyed some fine wine and participated in a lively discussion. You can still Go to Read to get a copy signed by the author.
Read Booksellers specializes in books and fine pens and is located at 3630 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA. Call (925) 736-9090 for more information.
Tom spoke to the richmond Rotary Club about the state of healthcare reform and the most recent decisions August 10, 2012 The discussion was lively and the talk well recieved. tOM tHANKS rICHMOND rOTARY!
Tom Loker to spoke TO 200 at the Silicon Valley Health 2.0 meeting August 17, 2012 at Plug and Play Tech Center 440 N. Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA. gREAT MEETING WITH A VERY GOOD q&a SESSION.
Audios & Videos
The Joe Show on KGMI Talk 790
Joe talks health care history and reform with Thomas Loker, author of "The History and Evolution of Healthcare in America." . (radio)
WCLO brings you the breaking news as the Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act. What does this mean for Americans? Author Tom Loker probes these concepts and other possibilities for sustainable healthcare in his latest book, The History and Evolution of Healthcare in America. (radio)
I-Universe interview with author Tom Loker on his new book, the History and Evolution of Healthcare in America. (podcast)
Tom in the news
“Business Leader & Author Tom Loker appointed as Director Elect to the board of Forefront Telecare”
Director-Elect and Senior Healthcare Advisor
Tom Loker will be joining Forefront’s Board of Directors in December 2013 and currently serves as our Senior Healthcare Advisor. Tom is a distinguished entrepreneur, operator, and healthcare expert with over 30 years in business.
Tom’s long term study and work in the healthcare industry has involved him in top-level government healthcare policy development for both Republican and Democratic parties. He has authored the book The History and Evolution of Health Care in America and lectures and speaks widely on healthcare policy topics including the effects of the Affordable Care Act on differing entities across the economy.
Read the Forefront Telecare Press Release@twloker
Venture-Med is an exclusive membership organization of accredited investors who want to be introduced to innovative healthcare startups and related investment opportunities.
We are one of the newest angel investment groups in Silicon Valley and we offer our members a screening process to find the best innovative new companies seeking seed funding and mentorship. Our focus is on healthcare and we provide the entrepreneur the expertise to guide and successfully fund. We provide them with representation for syndication with other angel investment groups. This creates a win for the investor and the entrepreneur.
"Tom brings tremendous experience in healthcare and health policy in this new and emerging world of ObamaCare," said Jose Bolanos, M.D., Founder of Venture-Med, "We are very happy to have him accept the role of Senior Advisor."
"I agreed to join Jose, and Venture-Med, because I feel they are developing a new and value based group that will truly help healthcare entrepreneurs, not simply find access to capital, but will help lower the failure rate of startups by more tightly integrating the network access to needed answers and resources in a cost effective and timely manner! I believe this is necessary for Angle investors to be successful in this new healthcare paradigm."
Author and healthcare executive Thomas Loker appeared on the Huffington Post Live segment with Alyona Minkoviski on a panel discussing the rising prevelence of resistant bacteria. Tom discussed the historical perspective and the evolutionaly conundrum we face in treating diseases.
July 23, 2012, Seattle WA: Seattle-based “Profit Mastery” announced today that Tom Loker has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
“Tom has deep expertise in sales, marketing, operations and finance and we are delighted that he is joining Profit Mastery’s board of directors,” said Steve LeFever, Profit Mastery chairman.. . . On joining the Profit Mastery board of directors, Tom Loker comments “It is rare to find an organization like Profit Mastery that can have such a profound impact on the U.S. economy. If a mere 2% of businesses applied the Profit Mastery system, we would see an almost immediate impact on our domestic economy”.
July 2, 2012
Now that we have all heard the decision by the Supreme Court on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), perhaps it is time for some reflection. I know as I read the decision Thursday morning, while I was waiting in the queue preparing for a radio interview on the issue, I felt both vindicated in my initial analysis, but also left wanting and inadequate for not seeing the sideways tax justification for its declared constitutionality. . .
June 27, 2012
If the discussion around water-coolers across the nation, or if the intensity of the discussion I have been having at meetings, discussions, or speeches I have given lately is any indication; then regardless of the decision from the Supreme Court tomorrow on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare if you prefer, the nation will once again find itself in a vitriolic and unnecessary national argument.. . .
Toms Blog @twloker
March 29, 2012
People that know me well know that I read. I read a lot. I read incessantly, I read everything . . . Recently, I have seen a series of articles, from both sides, trying to answer the question of what is wrong with our political system . . .
Caifornia Political Review @twloker