Kaiser Permanente CEO Says A Bipartisan Health Bill Is The Best Way Forward

Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, is optimistic about a bipartisan health bill. He cautions that partisanship will only lead to more insurance instability.

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Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, is optimistic about a bipartisan health bill. He cautions that partisanship will only lead to more insurance instability.

Misha Friedman/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Now that the latest GOP health care proposal is being left for dead, you might think that health care reform efforts are over for the near future. But don’t dismiss bipartisan efforts already underway that aim to stabilize the insurance market and potentially give states more flexibility in meeting federal standards.

That’s the sentiment of Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, which provides health care to 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Tyson talked with Morning Edition host David Greene this week about what a health care compromise could look like, and how to get there.

Tyson dismisses the idea that the insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, also

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/27/553836940/kaiser-permanente-ceo-says-a-bipartisan-health-bill-is-the-best-way-forward?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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