HEALTH REFORM: Yes We Can and Yes They've Already Started
A few weeks ago, New America hosted an event with Health CEOs for Health Reform—a diverse coalition of health care leaders that New America has helped organize. Some of those execs later participated at a similar gathering hosted by the Committee for Economic Development, New America, Better Health Care Together, and the McKinsey Global Institute. One of the execs, Dr. Gary S. Kaplan, Chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, posted on the Health Care Blog about what he, his organization and like-minded colleagues involved in Health CEOs for Health Reform are going to do to bring about change.
"Our goals are lofty and the challenges immense. What struck me in recent months, with the current state of the economy, is the tremendous sense of urgency we all feel and the confidence we have that now is the time to truly transform health care," he writes. Read his essay "CEOs Urgent, Shared Commitment to Change" here.