Last week I traveled to the other side of the country for a gathering of more than 500 leaders from every sector of health care — insurance executives, hospital leaders, technology experts, academics, business and union leaders as well as physicians and nurses. Here was an array of competing interests and perspectives. With so much health […]

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Earlier this week, in a crowded room in the New Jersey State House, we unveiled Medicaid 2.0: A Blueprint for the Future. The Blueprint is the culmination of a year of work that took us around New Jersey — and also to several other states — as we explored ways to make the program more efficient and […]

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I’m sure many of you checked out sales on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I looked for a five-star-rated coffee maker for the lowest price. As we usher in a new President and Secretary of Health and Human Services, both calling for expanded use of Health Savings Accounts, tax deductions for health benefits, and more […]

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The patient’s daughter called toward the end of office hours, fearing her mother, a diabetic, had experienced a stroke. The nurse practitioner — who had established a relationship with the patient — listened carefully to the symptoms and asked very specific questions before determining the elderly patient probably did not have a stroke but should […]

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