Regarding healthcare reform:
The independent variable in this delicate equation is universal coverage. We will achieve this goal by a perfect compromise, which is defined as each stakeholder being equally penalized. Once we are all responsible for the same population, we finally have a compelling reason to comply with processes and incentives to achieve the best outcomes at the best cost because there will be no exceptions. The fact that any further delay only gets us closer to catastrophe should spur the parties to reach consensus.
Jerry PayneSenior manager of provider communicationsUnitedHealthcare
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