AHIP Responds To HHS Sec. Azar’s Remarks At National Health Policy Conference

by Kristine Grow

March 8, 2018

Americans deserve health care that is designed around them—providing them with better pathways to health and financial stability. This was the vision laid out by Secretary Azar this morning—we share his vision and we are fully committed to delivering for the people we serve.

We agree the system today is fragmented. That’s why insurance providers are committed to working together to simplify health care, drive down costs for everyone, and improve outcomes for patients. Insurance providers are pursuing new approaches such as:

  • Pursuing value based arrangements with health care providers across the nation
  • Leveraging new technology to streamline health care delivery for patients
  • Working to bring health care costs down, and improve market competition
  • Advocating for transparency and accountability around out-of-control drug prices
  • Leading the way in addressing the opioid epidemic, including launching new, collaborative initiatives like our Safe, Transparent Opioid Prescribing (STOP) initiative
  • Launching innovative solutions and offering more comprehensive benefits to seniors through Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Care plans

From helping consumers choose a plan that’s right for them to promoting innovative solutions for getting and staying healthy, health insurance providers are working hard to improve care and coverage and deliver value for all Americans.

If you have any question or would like an interview with one of our AHIP experts, please reach out to me or Kristine Grow.