Sending a Kid to College, Fixing America's Healthcare System
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 920
- Oct 12, 2018 11:00 pm
- 1:44:38 mins
Dear Parents: A Field Guide for College Preparation Guest: Jon McGee, Vice President for Planning and Strategy, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Author, “Dear Parents: A Field Guide for College Preparation” It’s a big milestone for any parent – the culmination of years of saving money and coaching and steering your child toward the college choice that will launch them to a great future. But it’s also a process fraught with emotion and anxiety and the opportunity to make a lot of mistakes. College Rankings Aren't A Good Way to Pick a School Guest: Denise Pope, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Co-Founder, Challenge Success There is a whole industry of ranking services eager to help your teenager choose a college. US News and World Report is the big one, but Forbes, Money, Time, Newsweek and Princeton Review will tell you which colleges are best. There are thousands and thousands of choices your kid could make. Rankings offer a shortcut. But does that shortcut lead to a better choice for your child? Healing the Harm in American Health Care Guest: Joseph Q. Jarvis, MD, MSPH, Author, “The Purple World: Healing the Harm in American Health Care” America spends more on it than any other country, but we’re not getting better results – and in many cases, our results are worse. The Commonwealth Fund says the reason we pay so much is because of high prices and high administrative costs. Obamacare only made the problem worse, according to physician and public health expert Joseph Jarvis. But Trump’s proposed changes are no better. After decades working in medicine and trying to solve America’s healthcare problem, Jarvis is convinced the answer is radical – we need to completely do away with the health insurance system.