Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Elizabeth Williams

Happy 50th birthday to Medicare’s essential partner - Medicaid

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 AM
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of a monumental change for our country: President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing into law the bill that created Medicare and Medicaid. While there has been much publicity over the past several months about this milestone for Medicare and its positive impact on... Read more

Sharing is caring, especially when it comes to exchanging useful health information

Friday, July 10, 2015, 11:56 AM
Patients today are demanding that their physicians communicate quickly and effectively with each other. They expect referrals to be sent electronically and their medical history and personal data to be at their physicians’ fingertips. Ideally, these communications would flow through one easy-to-access... Read more

Dire warnings of ACA critics aside: most employers continue to offer health coverage

Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:00 AM
One of the frequently heard criticisms of the Affordable Care Act is that it will lead employers to stop offering health care coverage. This will force their employees to buy insurance on their own. Many employers worried that the ACA’s new rules would make it more difficult to provide health... Read more

Shopping for insurance? Better know the real cost

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:00 AM
Shopping season is upon us again. Not just the holiday rush, but Open Enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. You need to sign up by December 15, 2014, if you want to get health coverage that begins January 1. If you would like health coverage that kicks in later next year... Read more

Need health insurance? You may not have to wait for the ACA open enrollment

Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:00 AM
Though the unofficial end of summer is behind us, it still may seem a bit early to think about shopping for health insurance for next year. Under the Affordable Care Act, individual consumers can sign up for a new health plan or choose a different plan during the open enrollment period that runs from... Read more

The other health care revolution: accountability

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 4:55 PM
Not since the advent of Medicare in the 1960s has our nation’s health care undergone the kind of sweeping transformation we’re seeing today. While the Affordable Care Act and the millions of people who are newly insured are grabbing most of the headlines, there is another important story... Read more

Philadelphia leads in health care once again as medical homes transform primary care

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6:00 AM
Years ago, when Dr. Allan Crimm saw a patient, the Philadelphia primary care physician often had to focus on the patient's immediate needs during a 15 or 20-minute appointment. After that, it was up to the patient to follow through on Dr. Crimm’s advice – to take the medicine he prescribed... Read more

Philadelphia is Poised to Become the Silicon Valley of Health Care Innovation

Monday, February 24, 2014, 6:00 AM
As recently as last year, nearly 50 million Americans didn’t have health insurance. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this has started to change. Beginning January 1 of this year, millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands in the Philadelphia region, have gained... Read more

Tips For Using healthcare.gov from Independence Blue Cross

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 10:32 PM
Earlier this month the federal government announced that the number of Americans who purchased their health insurance through the new federal and state Marketplaces more than doubled from October to November. It’s good news, but there are many more people still without coverage. According to... Read more
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Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Professor, School of Law & Drexel School of Public Health
Jeffrey Brenner, MD Founder of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Medical Director of the Urban Health Institute at Cooper University Healthcare
Andy Carter President & CEO, The Hospital & Healthsystem Assoc. of Pa.
Robert B. Doherty Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy American College of Physicians
David Grande, MD, MPA Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Tine Hansen-Turton Chief Strategy Officer of Public Health Management Corporation
Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH Director of Health Policy Program at the Jefferson College of Population Health
Antoinette Kraus Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network
Laval Miller-Wilson Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project
David B. Nash, MD, MBA Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health
Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D. Professor of Health Care Management, Business Economics and Public Policy at The Wharton School
Howard J. Peterson, MHA Managing Partner of TRG Healthcare, a national healthcare consulting firm
Paula L. Stillman, MD, MBA Healthcare consultant with special expertise in population health and disease management
Elizabeth A. W. Williams Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer for Independence Blue Cross
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