Conversations

A Conversation With Marc Harrison, MD
Interview by Peter Wehrwein
The insurer’s CEO explains the company’s approach to growth, how a team-based system nurtures better care, and why he thinks Medicare for all might not work.
A Conversation with J. Kevin Croston, MD, and Craig Samitt, MD
Interview by Peter Wehrwein
Insurer and provider come together to deliver primary and specialty care in 20 clinics. The joint venture blurs the line between stakeholders. Will patients benefit?
A Conversation with Andy Slavitt
Interview by Richard Mark Kirkner
The former head of CMS takes Congress to task. The ACA is not perfect (no law is) but could be improved, in his view, if only lawmakers would show more political courage.
A Conversation with Daniel Knecht, MD
Interview by Frank Diamond
Aetna’s vice president of health strategy and innovation explains how tweaking an established program will offer vulnerable beneficiaries more value.
A Conversation with Mei Wa Kwong
Interview by Susan Ladika
The executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy talks about the promise and obstacles of embedding this technology into our lives.
A Conversation with William Johnson, MD
Interview by Peter Wehrwein
The president of what started as a dental plan describes what it took to successfully launch a Medicaid ACO in the remote regions of Oregon and Alaska.
A Conversation with Marty Makary, MD
Interview by Peter Wehrwein
Don’t expect politicians to ride to the rescue, says the author of a book that examines just what went wrong and how we can fix it. He puts his faith in entrepreneurs, among others.
A Conversation with Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD
Interview by Peter Wehrwein
The architect of the ACA waxes defiantly about how effective the law has been and what can be done to make it more so. Also, he is OK with Medicare for all but not the Sanders version.