My 2016 Year In Review

posted by Marilyn Tavenner

on December 21, 2016

There is no doubt, 2016 was a remarkable year for our country and our industry. With 2017 around the corner, I believe it’s important to reflect on the work we’ve done and milestones we’ve reached together. Gathered here are the thoughts I’ve shared throughout the year on the AHIP blog.


Close up of mother or older sister and a child hands at the sunset

A Mother’s Account of Diabetes Management

When my daughter was 10 years old she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes – and she is one of about 1.25 million Americans affected by the disease.



Why Medicare Advantage is Important

Medicare Advantage has delivered real results for the people who depend on the program – and for the hardworking taxpayers who support it.



Delivering Health Care Value to Consumers

American Hospital Association President and CEO Rick Pollack and I coauthored an opinion piece in The Hill calling for value-based solutions that will improve quality and lower costs and highlighting the real changes taking place in the private health care market.


Value: What’s Right for PatientsA community of people outside on a sunny day, blur background with bokeh

Value-based care is the right thing to do for the health care system and for patients. But as often is the case with doing the right thing, it won’t be an easy road.


Blog_OrangePromoting The Power of Prevention

Here are a few examples that show why consumers should take advantage of preventive care benefits. As a health care consumer, I know how important it is to take steps now to avoid future health risks and costs.


Fix the law’s critical problems

In an opinion piece published in USA Today, I share solutions for fixing the Affordable Care Act and promoting a strong, stable private insurance market.



Collage of multiple blog post imagesYear One as AHIP CEO – What I’ve Learned

My focus has always been on how to improve access to quality, affordable care. Now leading the health insurance industry, this focus took on added importance.



mtinstitute_thumbnailKicking off AHIP Institute: Dynamic Change

A major theme from this year’s event and one that is playing out across the industry is change. For decades, meaningful cost and quality information has often been difficult for consumers to access. But that’s starting to change.


We go into 2017 with a strong foundation and are prepared for the year ahead. Thank you for being part of the AHIP community. We look forward to keeping you informed and engaged as we work to improve affordability, access, quality, and the overall sustainability of our health care system. Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year!

Marilyn Tavenner is President and CEO of AHIP.