Transforming the organization delivery, and financing of the medical care systems in the Fox Valley to achieve lower costs, higher quality, and better outcomes.

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The opinions expressed in this blog are primarily those of Merton D. Finkler Ph.D., retired Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Economics at Lawrence University and William McLaughlin retired Founder President and CEO of Those opinions are based upon many years of education, scholarship, teaching and industry experience. Read their biographies at "Meet the Team" and make your own judgments about the veracity of their opinions.


Action Required...It's Your Turn.

At our recent presentation (Lawrence University, October 16) we noted that, without pressure from local citizens, the status quo will likely continue. It was suggested at the meeting that we draft a letter that could be used to communicate to local officials to encourage them to support the Fox Valley Health Care Transformation Initiative proposal. All you need to do is copy the text of the message, below, and send it (email to those with email and USPS to Appleton Public Schools and/or County Board members) to one or all of the community leaders listed below. Thank you for your support. Local Officials 1. Appleton: Mayor: Common Council:

Thank you!

Thank you to all who attended Marty's presentation at Wriston Auditorium on Tuesday. Here are the slides from the presentation.

Does Might Make Right?

Remember: October 16 (next Tuesday) at 7pm in the Wriston Auditorium at Lawrence University. In an August 5th column in the Post-Crescent, Christian Schneider argued that voters, similar to politicians, are “willing to say anything to realize their ambitions” and, in particular “to be in charge.” Schneider’s observation suggests that they believe that “might makes right.” Yet the fundamental purpose of democracy is to ensure that the people's will--and, one hopes, sound values and principles--matter more than entrenched political power. Shared values should prevail over the power of privileged groups and self-serving politicians. Arguments based on shared values and compelling evidence won


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