Affordability & Innovation in Healthcare

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Affordability & Innovation in Healthcare

In this episode, Gary speaks with Ceci Connolly, President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans. They discuss the intersection of healthcare and public policy, as well as the importance…
January 19, 2023

Affordability & Innovation in Healthcare

Meet Ceci Connolly:

Ceci is a recovering journalist who now is in passionate pursuit of a better, more equitable, more affordable health system. She is President and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, a national organization of leading nonprofit, provider-aligned plans. Ceci is also the host of the Healthy Dialogue podcast. After 25 years in the news business – at outlets such as the Washington Post, the Associated Press and Congressional Quarterly – she worked at both McKinsey and PwC in health care thought leadership and consulting. She is a founding member of Women of Impact for Healthcare, co-author of Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health-Care Law and What It Means for Us All, and serves on the advisory board of Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Initiative.


Key Insights:

Ceci Connolly is a thought-leader who has years of experience advocating for better healthcare policies:


Value Based. Ceci argues that the fee-for-service model has substantially hampered the effectiveness and affordability of the health system. 

Leveraging Influence. As the largest payer, the federal government has significant opportunity to modernize the healthcare economy while keeping it relevant.

Recent Successes. Under Ceci’s leadership, the ACHP has helped to normalize telehealth and successfully encouraged greater transparency in drug pricing.

Relevant Links:

Read more about Ceci

Follow Ceci on Twitter

Read about the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)

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