Health Care Coverage Is Not Enough. We Need Delivery System Reform.

The Senate and House bills would set back the quality of care for us all.

Written by Donald M. Berwick, ContributorIt’s well known that the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now making its way through the Senate would deny coverage to tens of millions of Americans.  Less well known is that it would also hit the brakes on “delivery system reform,” the work of doctors and hospitals to improve quality and reduce costs. In other words, it would make quality of care worse.The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” would defund Medicaid programs tha...