When You Need a Catchy Title, Joel Allison’s the Man

Most everybody knows The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was a spaghetti western starring the great Clint Eastwood. But did you know it’s also the approximate title of the talk whenever a Dallas hospital CEO shares his thoughts these days about health care reform? Joel Allison of Baylor Health Care System came up with the name first, because Clint’s one of Joel’s favorites. Joel then gave guys like Ron Anderson of Parkland the right to call their talks the same thing.

Long story short, Allison says the new law’s good part is that more people will have coverage; the bad is that coverage doesn’t equal access; and the ugly part is the way the reform bill was passed. He shared his take on the controversial measure during a breakfast at the D CEO office with a small group of top bosses like Jim Burke of TXU, Jeff Fegan of D/FW Airport, Lucian LaBarba of FreshPoint, Albert Black Jr. of On-Target Logistics and Richard Eiseman Jr. of Eiseman Jewels.

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