Recent Notable Quotes - 2/22/23

"All providers need to reinvent themselves in some way, whether it is consolidating the footprint, going more to virtual care than bricks-and-mortar offices, or changing the services they offer."

Donald Whiting, MD, Chief Medical Officer – Allegheny Health Network

“We become who we are together, each needing the other. Alone is a myth.”

Gunilla Norris, Author – Becoming Bread: Meditations on Loving and Transformation (1993) 

"We can't continue to think of Medicare Advantage as an appendage of the traditional Medicare program. We are at a point where the tail is wagging the dog."

Paul Ginsburg, Senior Fellow – USC Schaeffer Center

Quote(s) Of The Week - 1/3/23

Quote(s) Of The Week

“For too long, we have underinvested in our public health infrastructure and in the health of underserved communities of color… We paid this debt during the pandemic, losing a million people, and we will continue to pay it over the coming years as we work to address the underlying racial and ethnic and other inequities that COVID-19 highlighted and exacerbated.”

Georges Benjamin, Ph.D., Executive Director – American Public Health Association in comments on America’s Health Care Report, December 6, 2022.

Recent Notable Quotes

“The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.”

Molly Ivins – an American newspaper columnist, author, political commentator, and humorist from Texas 

"Patients deserve comprehensive health coverage with the protections they were promised when they signed up. Congress and the Administration need to act now to hold commercial insurers accountable for actions that delay patient care, contribute to clinician burnout and workforce shortages, and increase costs." 

Rick Pollack, President/CEO, American Hospital Association 

“As a physician, it pains me because I don’t want to see anybody get infected. I don’t want to see anybody hospitalized, and I don’t want to see anybody die from Covid. Whether you’re a far-right Republican or a far-left Democrat doesn’t make any difference to me.”

Anthony Fauci, MD, Former Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States and Former Director, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Quote(s) Of The Week - 11/15/22

“I’ve certainly never campaigned for a Democrat. But we’re in a moment now where my party has really lost its way and it’s lost its way in a way that is dangerous. ... We’ve become beholden to a man who was willing to attempt to stop the peaceful transfer of power.”

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) - a lawmaker with a voting record aligned with the Trump White House almost 94% of the time in a statement on why she felt compelled to support Democratic candidates for the first time.

"Today, there is not a D2C solution that can partner with the health system without competing against them, disrupting their integrated care, and interrupting their revenue funnel, while accurately exchanging patient data, and building the kind of quality and evidence-based care that patients receive from their health system."

Mile Romney, Chief Technology Officer, eVisit,

"Consumers are using digital technologies at an accelerating pace, and consistent with this, we're seeing at Elevance Health use of telehealth that is nearly 20 times greater than pre-pandemic levels."

Rajeev Ronanki, President - Digital Platforms, Elevance Health (formerly Anthem, Inc.)

Quote(s) Of The Week - 10/17/22

"…I think the bottom-line message for us in this country is: We have to be prepared for what they are beginning to see in Europe."

Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota in response to the upsurge in COVID-19 cases in Europe in the last month as a forewarning of the potential for the United States.

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