Dave McCausland, senior vice president of The ROHO Group was recently featured in HomeCare Magazine’s newsletter discussing his recent attendance at Medtrade. He sees what the competitive bidding process may hold for the future of health care, and it has opened his eyes.
His commentary discusses how bidders can claim larger capacities, but with no obligation to service this volume and limiting competitors. This process also allows bidders to bid in as many areas and on as many product categories as they want, resulting in too low of a winning big. And, bidders will have to bid lower than necessary to win.
He predicts all of this will force cutbacks on services and access to quality health care for patients and their caregivers, as well as creating a domino effect throughout the health care system.
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Hello from Latin America again. We had a super long day yesterday. We were at the gym for 11 hours because transportation was not well organized. This is Argentina’s first time hosting and they are overwhelmed, but trying very hard. The people here are fantastic.
Today (Wednesday) we had our last workout as a team. USA is ready to compete and bring back the gold. Our team has player classification today. Three of us already have a permanent classification, so we got to go back to the hotel and relax….thank goodness….it is going to be another long day for the rest of the guys.
The facility is nice. We are playing at their “Olympic Training” site. The food at the venue is not the best, but in town we can find great food. Tonight the three of us that got to go back are going to find a local eatery and have a good meal. Oh ya, the tournament held an awesome dinner for us at a local upscale steak house on Monday night. The steaks and pasta were great!
Tomorrow morning we have opening ceremonies and have our first match at 1:30pm against Brazil. Thanks for all the support. Internet is tough to come by, so I am doing my best. We are excited to be here representing the United States. Thanks again. Brent Poppen
Hello from Argentina! First, thanks for all the support. My day started on Sunday morning a 1:30am, driving from Paso Robles to San Jose airport arriving there at 4:15am. It was crazy foggy. I then left for Denver, where they lost my everyday chair….not the way I wanted to start an international travel day! That entire lay over I spent in an “airport chair” with them promising me that it will be in Washington D.C. when we arrive. It was.
The USA Quad Rugby Team met in D.C. and everyone looked great. We had a 5hr lay over. We all just relaxed, ate and got ready for the long flight to Argentina. Everyone seemed to do fine on the 12hr flight. All the luggage, gear and chairs arrived in good condition. It is always a big concern that our rugby chairs make it with no damage.
We are staying at nice place called the Cristal Palace. The staff here has been great so far. A few of us then headed off to get a little push in and find a local place to eat. We ate at an Italian diner. The pizza was good. Most players are now stretched out on their beds relaxing.
We have a team meeting at 7pm tonight. Tomorrow we have a tour of the city, classification and a 3hr practice. We just want to get the competition started!
More to come soon. I hope that you all are doing great. Oh Ya… the weather here is nice. It is their spring time.
PS: To Chucks parents…he is doing great and I am on him about his college school work
The ROHO Group is proud to announce that we now have a dedicated page on Facebook. With social media playing such a big part in today’s society, now it is even easier to stay connected with the ROHO community through Facebook. The new ROHO Facebook page has a wall and discussion area for sharing information about ROHO products and experiences. We would like to thank all of our Facebook fans who have already posted to our Facebook page. We love hearing your stories and getting your feedback. Keep it coming!
In addition to the wall and discussion area, there are even more ways to share and stay connected through Facebook. The Info tab lists contact information and web addresses of different ROHO resources. The Photo section is a place for ROHO fans to upload and share photos. Thank you to all of the ROHO fans who have already uploaded photos here. With areas for notes, links and events, the ROHO Facebook page will provide all of the information that you need to keep in touch with the ROHO community. Become a fan and see what everyone is talking about.
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I just finished my last Rugby training camp, in preparation for our competition in Argentina at the end of October. Traveling is always an adventure, especially coast to coast. It was an 18hr day going from San Jose to Birmingham. A 2hr delay in San Jose throws all my travel connections off.
We had 9hr days on Friday, Saturday and just a morning session on Sunday before getting back on a plane to head west to Paso Robles. The team looks ready to bring back a gold medal and keep USA Rugby ranked #1 in the world! Now it is important to maintain my training at home, so that I am in my best shape for the tournament. This team has worked very hard since last December and just wants to compete and see the results of all the dedication that has been directed towards this event. I will write again once I am in Argentina and update how traveling was, where we are staying and how the venue is. Take care, Brent