Slavitt A. Is Medicaid Expansion Like a Silver Bullet for Improving US Health Care? JAMA Forum Archive. Published online June 20, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2019.0024
Health care policy in the United States suffers from a bad case of “silver bullet-itis.” There always seems to be an acronym or catchphrase around the corner to rescue us from the high costs, bad outcomes, and disjointed and angst-filled set of experiences with the health care system. For example, ACOs (accountable care organizations), value-based benefits, transparency, AI (artificial intelligence), and EMRs (electronic medical records) come on the heels of the last set of temporary saviors. Remember PHRs (personal health records), consumer-driven health plans, big data, PPOs (preferred provider organizations) and their cousins HMOs and EPOs (health maintenance organizations and exclusive provider options)?
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Andy Slavitt, MBA Andy Slavitt, MBA, is Distinguished Health Policy Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, and Founder and Board Chair of United States of Care. He previously served as the Acting Administrator for...