Grassroots activism is behind both good and bad trends in policy. Consumer coalitions are behind Medicaid expansion ballot measures in several states, while other coalitions are pinpointing dialysis policy and staffing ratios.
The healthcare industry, which has embraced a sea change in recent years at the behest of consumers, should now embrace the idea that price transparency is here to stay.
It's human nature to react defensively to public criticism. But successful healthcare leaders will overcome that impulse and lean into transparency.
Regarding the story "CMS actuary predicts GOP repeal bill will reduce coverage by 13 million" (ModernHealthcare.com, June 13), with the increasing number of plans that offer horrific coverage for care (catastrophic coverage designs, for example), it is somewhat unfair to simply state a lost coverage number.
Congratulations again to all of our 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare honorees. As always, the celebration was quite the party. In addition to receiving awards for their work environment, two organizations tied for a new award presented this year, Most Spirited Table.