Independence President and CEO Talks Health Policy with National Media

Friday, 29 July 2016 / Published in News Briefs
Hilferty - Independence CEO Dan Hilferty speaks on Morning Joe

As the 2016 Democratic National Convention convened in Philadelphia this week, the topic of health care reform was at the forefront of many lively policy discussions. Independence Health Group President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty shared his thoughts on the issue with appearances on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and a Washington Post Live roundtable discussion.

On Morning Joe, Hilferty joined hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, along with former White House Advisor for Health Policy Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, to discuss the role health care is playing in the 2016 election.

Later in the week, Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Post, led a roundtable featuring Hilferty, former Senator Tom Daschle, senior Clinton advisor Ann O’Leary, and former White House health czar Nancy-Ann DeParle, in a broad discussion about the future of health care under a new presidential administration.

Throughout the discussions, Hilferty shared Independence’s commitment to health care reform, and creating a transparent, value-based system.

“Regardless of who’s elected, there are — on both sides of the aisle — very constructive ideas,” Hilferty shared with the Post. “If you get the right critical mass of people sitting across the table, and the balance between government oversight, regulation and competition, and some of these private market things being talked about, we can really make some progress.”

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