This Week on America’s Business

By February 9, 2007Health Care

Americas Business with Mike HambrickSecretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt joins host Mike Hambrick this week to explain the Administration’s “value-driven” health-care plan to empower consumers in making decisions about their health. Karen Linscott, COO of the Leapfrog Group, adds more on the topic, announcing release of “The Purchaser Guide to Value-Driven Health Care,” a project of the Partnership for Value-Driven Health, a consortium of U.S. business groups.

The discussion turns to “lean manufacturing” and its principles of efficiency in an interview with Ingo Heel, industry solutions director for lean manufacturing in the Manufacturing Industry Unit at Microsoft.

The President’s FY2008 budget is the subject of this week’s media roundtable, with guest analysts Jodi Schneider, economics editor at Congressional Quarterly, and Joel Havemann of the Los Angeles Times.

Up on “The Soapbox” is Al Lubrano, president of Technical Materials, Inc., in Lincoln, RI; the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls “The Way it Was”; and NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word” commentary, previewing next week’s “72 Hours to Educate and Celebrate,” the annual lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., by America’s manufacturers.

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