For many reasons, I feel morally obligated to demand radical accountability and fundamental change in our health care system.
When patients consider the cost of health care, it goes far beyond the cost of seeing a provider, paying for prescriptions, and getting tests or procedures.
Here in Pueblo, more than 40 percent of people are on Medicaid. But, we know that our health care system doesn’t work for everyone the same way.
We began the year by publishing a report on payment reform, but it still felt overwhelming. So, we started thinking about analogies for each payment model.
The business case for health equity largely exists at the highest US health care system level. Where are the incentives (besides, you know, doing the right thing) for hospitals, clinics, providers, and others that hold power in our health care system to change their business practices to reduce health disparities?