HLC Members Urge Middle Ground on Health Reform

hlclogo981Over 40 of the nation’s leading health care companies and organizations told congressional leaders today that health reform will not be successful if its “politically polarizing” and wears “the label of either ideological extreme.”

I’m very pleased that the members of the Healthcare Leadership Council, executives from leading hospitals, health plans, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, academic health centers, health distributors and other for-profit and not-for-profit sectors today reaffirmed their commitment to health reform in a letter to Senate and House leaders.

The HLC members said that lawmakers should focus on those areas of health reform that have strong bipartisan support including insurance reform to remove pre-existing conditions as a barrier to coverage, an individual requirement to have insurance, payment reform to emphasize value, quality and cost-efficiency, investments in wellness and prevention and expanded use of health information technology.

You can read the letter here.