Independence Blue Cross CEO Dan Hilferty was recently published in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. The journal, read by thousands of health care professionals, is a respected source for information on the equitable and ethical delivery of health care.
The article, “Getting Health Care Right,” discusses the importance of universal access and stability in our health care markets and the need for collaboration between the public and private sectors. Hilferty explains that we must get health care right because, “We spend far more on health care than do our economic peers around the world. We have the greatest clinicians and health systems anywhere. Yet by many measures, our outcomes lag.”
Under Hilferty’s leadership, Independence embarked on the Getting Health Care Right campaign in Summer 2017. Through digital resources and national and local advertising, the campaign urges a meeting of the minds among all health care stakeholders — insurers, health systems, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, public health and elected officials.