What frustrates me the most is that patients need to pay a co-pay for appointments, including screening colonoscopy, which can be as high as $500; the high cost of prescription medication; and the lack of a reasonable, user-friendly electronic medical record (EMR).
I want health reform that offers all patients a choice of physician care and prescription coverage; offers and encourages preventive medical care; and brings together the many very intelligent computer programmers in this country in a Manhattan Project-style effort to solve the problem of the EMR.
Deborah D. Proctor, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine