Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review


Caroline Poplin


Dr. Poplin argues that profit incentives are out of place in a health care industry. One of the problems she points to is the western concept of medicine as care for the sick. Poplin proposes that a better potential approach is a more holistic health promoting system that attempts to keep people healthy before they get sick in the first place. She also argues that the health insurance market has inherently changed and that any future approaches will need to consider changes such as increase early screening and increased life expectancy with chronic illness.