02-23-18 Governors Hickenlooper, Kasich and Walker share bipartisan health care blueprint

Governors Hickenlooper, Kasich and Walker

Governors Hickenlooper, Kasich and Walker share bipartisan health care blueprint

WASHINGTON D.C. — Friday, Feb. 23, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, unveiled a bipartisan plan for providing quality health care and controlling costs for consumers.

“The health care debate is far from over and governors have become leading voices,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “We must balance our most urgent priorities, while taking a bipartisan, transparent approach to finding long-term solutions.”

The plan, titled A Bipartisan Blueprint for Improving Our Nation’s Health System Performance, lays out six strategies for reforming our health care system:

  • Reorient the system on value

  • Align Consumer Incentives

  • Encourage more competition and innovation

  • Reform insurance Markets

  • Expand proven state Medicaid innovations

  • Modernize the state and federal relationship

The blueprint also includes a set of core beliefs and key components of each strategy to guide reform and transform the country’s health care system. View the full document here.