Company reassures customers following election
Philadelphia, PA – With the presidential election now over, Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty said that the company looks forward to working with the Obama administration and with legislators on both sides of the aisle to tackle the issues of access and affordability of health care.
“Since before the Affordable Care Act was passed, we have long been committed to ensuring everyone has high-quality, affordable health care coverage and we will continue to lead the way in the transformation of our health care system,” said Hilferty. “Our efforts will remain focused on rewarding quality care, improving outcomes for patients, lowering health care costs, and providing access to high quality, affordable health care, delivered through a superior customer experience in a way that will not disrupt coverage for our 3.1 million members.”
Independence Blue Cross will continue to promote innovative approaches to prevention and wellness, support groundbreaking strategies for managing chronic disease, and reward physician and hospitals in the Philadelphia region for quality care. This model, called patient-centered care, rewards primary care doctors for higher quality and better coordination of care and has demonstrated results in better health outcomes, improved patient safety, fewer preventable hospital readmissions, and lower health care costs.
Independence Blue Cross will continue to work with policymakers on bipartisan solutions to improve our health care system, promote quality care, and make health care more affordable.