Memo to the president-elect




, Memo to the president-elect

Fashionable Healthcare assembled its personal “transition workforce” to supply President-elect Joe Biden recommendation on coverage priorities for the incoming administration.

“First, a coordinated response to COVID that ensures suppliers have the sources they should ship care to these in want. Second, investing within the super positive aspects made in digital care during the last a number of months to increase entry to protected and inexpensive care. Third, stabilizing the Reasonably priced Care Act and increasing protection for many who nonetheless would not have entry, together with those that misplaced insurance coverage throughout the pandemic.” 

Joe Impicciche
President and CEO

“Our nation’s pandemic response is the precedence subject. Take time to take heed to the individuals caring for sufferers on the entrance traces. Observe the perfect recommendation of the clinicians and scientists. They are going to information us in the precise path and get us again on observe.”

Dr. Rod Hochman
President and CEO

“We have to put money into creating enduring infrastructure for sharing particular person affected person knowledge between healthcare suppliers and public well being organizations. This contains: defining the knowledge move in order that knowledge is simply despatched as soon as by the unique supply, however it’s shared with all businesses and organizations that want it; additional growth of present data-sharing requirements; and financial incentives so that cash is on the market for public well being organizations to implement the requirements and software program.”

Dr. Stan Huff
Chief medical informatics officer
Intermountain Healthcare

“We help President-elect Biden’s concentrate on addressing the pressing wants associated to the COVID-19 pandemic, however consider there have to be a concentrate on the social determinants of well being which have exacerbated the scenario. …We strongly urge the president-elect to work with Congress to create a nationwide fee—one that features trade leaders—targeted on creating a brand new mannequin of care that addresses each the fast and underlying causes of poor well being and well being inequalities.”

Randy Oostra
President and CEO

“I might encourage President-elect Biden to free the FDA, CDC and different scientific and medicine-based businesses from political affect. I might advise him to fund the businesses chargeable for pandemic preparation and responses as we are going to see extra pandemic threats sooner or later, along with rejoining the World Well being Group. As to hospitals—to guage overregulation and underfunding notably for safety-net hospitals serving the underserved.”

Chris Van Gorder
President and CEO
Scripps Well being

“Coverage and overregulation of the healthcare trade is growing the price of care by tons of of billions of dollars annually. Over course of the just about 50 years that I’ve been in healthcare, we now have added layers upon layers of laws, making an attempt to appropriate the challenges created by the final batch of laws. (It’s) time to step again, be trustworthy, and understand that, sure the child is ugly.”

Chuck Christian
Vice chairman of expertise
Franciscan Well being

“I did not discover people who find themselves operating hospitals/businesses/nursing properties, and many others., on his (coronavirus) activity pressure workforce. Some real-life expertise could be informative in placing collectively a cohesive nationwide technique.

  • If the Supreme Courtroom retains the ACA intact as it’s now, then what’s the plan(s) to repair the problems that have been problematic?
  • Medicaid and security internet points: Want to maneuver away from block grants and encourage growth of Medicaid enrollment.
  • Felony justice reform: Deal with present boundaries to employment after involvement with the felony justice system; with out jobs, individuals can’t be in good well being (lack of jobs results in lack of insurance coverage, meals, housing, and many others.).
  • Immigration/DACA: formalize a method round DACA that’s definitive and enduring. Deal with the immigration rollback and the general public cost subject. On the latter, individuals are scared of accessing providers similar to healthcare or meals help.”

Karen Teitelbaum
President and CEO
Sinai Well being System

“I might implore President-elect Biden to place extra of a concentrate on our trade by collaborating and cooperating with us as a substitute of including laws, preserving reimbursement too low for a good dwelling wage and never recognizing our caregivers and the care they ship.”

David B. Parker
ProMedica Senior Care, previously HCR ManorCare

“The pandemic has revealed and additional opened vital fractures in our society, particularly round disparities in healthcare. Understanding these and addressing them in ways in which assist unify us all is foundational to transferring ahead. Prioritize a complete COVID-19 response—particularly specializing in testing, contact tracing and vaccine distribution—whereas taking up the interrelationship between our collective pandemic response and the financial challenges it has prompted.”

Greg Adams
Chairman and CEO
Kaiser Permanente