Months have passed since the leaders of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced they were forming a company that will buy high-quality health care at a lower cost. And they still haven’t picked a person to lead that effort. That’s an indicator of how tough it will be to fix the health care system, according to Sally Welborn, a consultant who was previously the senior vice president of global benefits for Walmart Stores, Inc.
“Football and health care are not that different. Both are team events. We are all stakeholders in the health care system,” said Dr. Jan Berger at The Alliance’s Aug. 2017 Population Health event.
“The Centers for Disease Control said that for the first time there was a slight decrease in the average life expectancy in the United States,” said Dr. Raymond Fabius. “This is not happening in other countries.
Changing the status quo. End of life care. Paying for volume in health care. A panel of experts tackled those topics and more when 200 employers, agents and health care industry professionals gathered in Madison, Wis. on May 16 for The Alliance’s Annual Seminar.