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RELEASE — Nonprofit Health Plans Outline 10-Year Vision for Improved Health Care in America

Health Care 2030: ACHP’s Roadmap to Reform Offers Practical Proposals for Critical National Dialogue on Health Care

Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2020) – As the shortcomings of America’s fragmented $3.6 trillion health care system fester amid a pandemic and as Election 2020 draws near, the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) today unveils a vision for a healthier way forward. With nonpartisan, practical solutions for immediate and long-lasting improvement, Health Care 2030: ACHP’s Roadmap to Reform prescribes policies to transition from a system based on sick care to one designed for long-term wellbeing.

“Given the current pandemic and focus on health care in the upcoming elections, our nonprofit health plans are offering constructive ideas for the national dialogue on the future of health care in America,” said Ceci Connolly, president and CEO, ACHP. “With decades of on-the-ground experience, ACHP leads by example, providing an evidence-based framework that transcends politics and creates a roadmap to a system that works for all.”

Overarching Aims of Health Care 2030: ACHP’s Roadmap to Reform

ACHP outlines three overarching aims for the next 10 years that will move the country toward a system that enhances the health of individuals and communities:

  1. Advance the Payer-Provider-Aligned Model to Promote Health by fostering close collaboration that produces better health outcomes and spurs innovation;
  2. Complete the Journey From Volume to Value by designing incentives around quality of care and outcomes, instead of quantity of services; and
  3. Put Communities First by providing consumers personalized information, easy-to-use tools and nurturing partnerships that empower individuals and communities.

The strategies and programs tested and perfected by ACHP member companies nationwide form the basis of Health Care 2030: ACHP’s Roadmap to Reform. ACHP’s vision for the next decade of reform promotes a system that safely delivers care where and when patients want it; one in which evidence guides decision-making; and one in which quality and outcomes are paramount, and data is both secure and accessible.

As part of the 10-year plan, ACHP member organizations commit to addressing areas that offer the most significant opportunities for health improvement and greater value. These include reducing the prevalence of chronic disease and implementing real solutions to improve health care affordability.

Dr. David Howes, ACHP Board Chair and president & CEO of Martin’s Point Health Care, notes that those efforts “will require meaningful investments in population health and a value-driven approach. The proven path forward must include a greater focus on primary care, prevention, telehealth, mental health, and screening for and addressing unmet social needs.”

Healthy Dialogue Podcast Launch

To foster a fact-based conversation with experts across the health care landscape, ACHP launches a new podcast, Healthy Dialogue, in conjunction with Roadmap 2030. Individual episode topics include health care post-COVID-19; the drive toward value; addressing social needs; innovations in primary care; and the impact of the payer-provider model on improving health outcomes.

Early episodes of the podcast feature prominent health care leaders such as author Vivian Lee; conservative thought-leader Avik Roy; former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Representative Donna Shalala (D-FL 27); Marc Harrison, CEO, Intermountain Healthcare; Mark Huth, MD, President and CEO, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin; Joan Budden, President and CEO, Priority Health, Diane Holder, President and CEO, UPMC Health Plan; Julie Brussow, CEO, Security Health Plan and more. Listen and subscribe to Healthy Dialogue here.

About ACHP

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing non-profit health plans to improve affordability and outcomes in the health care system. ACHP member companies are provider-aligned health organizations that provide high-quality coverage and care to tens of millions of Americans. They are leading the industry in practical, proven reforms around primary care delivery, value-based payment and data-driven systems improvement.

ACHP advocates on behalf of its members and a unique approach to health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with health plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions being realized in communities nationwide and rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers. Learn more at the ACHP website and follow us on Twitter for the latest health insights.