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UnitedHealth Group’s Plan for a Modern, High-Performing, Simpler Health Care System
February 7, 2017
UnitedHealth Group is actively engaged and advocating with policymakers to create a modern, high-performing, simpler health care system to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality health care for everyone. Policy recommendations include advancing proven, sustainable coverage solutions; reducing the complexity and costs that challenge the consumer experience today; and enabling and incentivizing innovative solutions to ensure a 21st century health care system.
The policies focus on four main areas:
- Expanding Access to Care - Build Upon Proven State-Based Coverage and Employer-Sponsored Insurance
- Make Health Care More Affordable - Advance Consumer-Directed Care, Promote Value-Based Payments, Prohibit Excessive Price Increases, and Eliminate Harmful Taxes
- Support and Modernize Medicare - Fund Medicare Advantage and Modernize Original Medicare
- Reinvest in Health - Create a 21st Century Workforce, Invest in Medical Research, Prioritize Prevention, and Enable a Data-Driven, Interoperable System
In addition, UnitedHealth Group has also released a new set of health care reform solutions in a document titled - A Path Forward. This new policy proposal document highlights a set of actionable solutions to advance State-based Health Care Markets, stabilize health care coverage dynamics and improve affordability. A Path Forward aligns with our broader and more comprehensive set of health care modernization solutions within - A Modern, High-Performing, Simpler Health Care System.
For more information about our ideas and health reform efforts in 2017 and beyond, visit UnitedHealth Group's Center for Health Reform & Modernization Website.