The Biden administration is starting hand in hand with every sector of the healthcare industry – everyone agrees that the top priority must be tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and every other problem is a distant second.
Major stakeholder groups also share President Joe Biden’s primary health plan goal of increasing insurance coverage.
“We feel encouraged these early days with an administration that cares deeply about affordable quality coverage and caring for everyone,” said Ceci Connolly, CEO of Alliance of Community Health Plans.
But there is less agreement on how to do it. Several industry heavyweights are working together around the idea of expanding coverage in the way they see fit. In February, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, the Federation of American Hospitals, and others …