New CMS Administrator Dr. Don Berwick gave his first major speech recently, reaching out to health insurers to enlist their help in implementing health reform. He got an affirmation, but only time will tell if these two parties—often at odds over how to provide and pay for health care—can reach common ground.
Also in this week’s podcast: The primary election season is over; will the general election be a referendum on the Affordable Care Act? And, new Census numbers show that some 51 million U.S. residents are now uninsured.
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