The cost problem in the health care industry is a lack of any legitimate prices at all
Steven I. Weissman is an attorney practicing law in South Florida. He authored a proposed opt-out organ donation system, which some call “presumed consent,” designed to ease the shortage of human organs for transplantation. The U.S. National Heart Transplantation Study (1984/85 at page 33-84, note 92), expressly states that it “heavily” relied upon Weissman’s opt-out proposal. Initially considered a radical idea, presumed consent for organ donation has been adopted by at least 25 other nations and it is gaining mainstream support in the U.S. In 2013, when a long time client and friend died, Weissman was asked to serve as interim president of an established 247 bed acute care hospital client had founded in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The insider’s view of the U.S. healthcare system motivated Weissman to become an energetic advocate for pricing reform. He has written on healthcare and non-healthcare legal topics and served as an adjunct professor at both the University of Miami School of Law and Nova University Graduate Management Program.