Many healthcare leaders in the most recent Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Opinion Leaders survey urged a stronger federal role and less state flexibility as regulators continue issuing the myriad rules required to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Stronger federal role needed: Opinion Leaders
According to participants in the 25th installment of the survey, which focused on the Affordable Care Act, 29% of the survey respondents said the 2010 healthcare law struck a good balance between federal and state governments, while 41% said the federal government should have more authority than it allowed and 25% wanted the states to have more authority.
A total of 203 opinion leaders from the healthcare delivery, finance and policy fields participated in the survey, which is designed to gather opinions from healthcare leaders on timely policy issues.
Full coverage of the survey results—as well as commentaries by Jim Douglas, former governor of Vermont, and Michael McRaith, director of the Illinois Department of Insurance—will be published May 23 in Modern Healthcare, and online at ModernHealthcare.com and commonwealthfund.org.
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