Jack Hatch on Health Care
Integrated delivery system: Make Iowa the healthiest state
We can and will meet the goal of becoming the healthiest state in this decade. Perhaps the most important step we can take is the creation of a new, integrated, patient-centered health care delivery system that combines Medicare, Medicaid, and private
insurance into an integrated provider payment system within the current private market. This will include integrating mental health, and that consumers have full access to their medical records.
The health of Iowans' pocketbooks is an important
component of health care reform. The overall goal of our health care efforts must be to bend the cost curve downward so that Iowa families are not paying more for their health insurance premiums every year. By eliminating administrative overhead,
providing care at the less-expensive end of the patient care spectrum (more primary care, fewer emergency room visits) and addressing chronic care needs before they become critical, we can reduce health care costs for all.
Source: 2014 Gubernatorial campaign website, jackhatch.com
, May 2, 2014
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