The COVID-19 pandemic, if nothing else, has aimed a harsh light at our healthcare systems, illuminating the type of public health system we all need to better prepare for the next pandemic. To a person, it behooves us to work on changing these uncovered and pressing issues that COVID-19 has now exposed, so that we can be stronger as we move forward into a post-pandemic society. But what is in our lane of responsibility and what is not?
For more than four months, my colleagues and I have focused our efforts to address the ongoing needs of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have been successful in providing much-needed relief through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security
Act and the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act.
What do contract employees, students taking a break from school to go back to work, employees working for low wages and those between jobs have in common? Known as “the gap population,” this group faces a unique difficulty when securing affordable, long-term health insurance.
Healthcare is changing dramatically, and not just for patients. The nature of physician employment, too, is undergoing disruption. More and more, physicians who remain independent are banding together under a management services organization (MSO), a legal entity that allows physician practices to share resources, limit risk and gain the necessary efficiencies to compete in a consolidating market.