The Fiscal Responsibility Summit ijn Washington looked at healing our economy and each other. Congressman Ron Kind says the bi-partisan gathering Monday focused on fiscal challenges including what he calls the biggest financial burden in the future, rising health care costs, both in the public and private sector. The Lacrosse Democrat says if the issue isn't dealt with it will leave a huge legacy of debt for the next generation.
Kind favors health care collaboratives as seen in Wisconsin and other parts of the upper Midwest. These consortiums are made up of physicians groups, hospitals and governmental agencies all volunteering on how to improve health care quality and cost effectiveness. Kind would like to see these models implemented nationwide.
At the end of the summit President Obama said he plans on holding a similar meeting next week to focus on health care and how to provide coverage to 47 million uninsured.