Governor Wolf, Bipartisan Governors Issue Blueprint to Improve Our Nation’s Health Care System

February 23, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today joined the governors of Colorado, Ohio, Alaska, and Nevada, to lay out a bipartisan plan that would improve our nation’s health system performance. This plan emphasizes affordability, stability, and flexibility for states to implement their own reform.

“I am pleased to join with my fellow governors to demonstrate how state efforts can be effective at streamlining regulations and cutting Medicaid costs, while ensuring there is still a competitive insurance market,” Governor Wolf said. “My commitment has always been to put Pennsylvania’s residents first, and make sure consumers who need vital, at times life-saving health care, can get it.”

In the proposal, the governors outline multiple strategies for improving health system performance:

“Payers, providers, and consumers know that we must reorient our health care system on value. To achieve this goal, we must align consumer and provider incentives, encourage more competition and innovation, reform insurance markets, expand proven state Medicaid innovations, and modernize the state and federal relationship.”

The governors highlight that while some issues may divide them, they are able to come together and agree on measures that address the most urgent problems in our nation. You can read the guiding principles, core beliefs, and strategies for improving health system performance here.

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