Arkansas Children’s CEO Says 50 States Of Health Care “Challenging”

Arkansas Children’s CEO Marcy Doderer remains hopeful that a federal fix to health care will be achieved. She’s also encouraged by a new state study to baseline Arkansas’ insurance market.

Appearing on this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics, Doderer said that federal health care reform is extremely complicated and not simple to improve.

“The healthcare debate is one of the most complex things that our elected officials and Washington, D.C. can tackle. Parts of the Affordable Care Act are not working and we’ve got to try to get to those, the insurance markets and trying to understand how we fix it. What we, in healthcare, don’t want to see happen is just a complete erasing of the progress we’ve made in recent years for coverage and benefits for folks,” she said, noting that the Alexander-Murray health care legislation is a step in the right direction.

When asked if she opposed a strictly state-centered approach to health care – ’50 states of health care’ as some have described it – Doderer cautioned.   MORE

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