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Paul Markovich: The Health Care System Needs to be Transformed

Paul Markovich, president and chief executive of Blue Shield of California, said bringing health care into the digital age, using technology to provide better care and cut costs and focusing on health in communities will be critical for transforming what described as a system that needs to be transformed. Markovich made his comments in an opinion piece for the Milken Institute's Future of Health Summit in October.

Health-care costs today are on a path to bankrupt our nation. Fast-rising costs are straining family budgets due to long-term stagnation of real income and prevailing fears regarding job security. Frustrated by a squeeze on costs and worried care won’t be there when they need it, Americans have unprecedented levels of anger with and distrust in the health-care system.

It’s undeniable. We have a problem. The system needs to be transformed.

For the rest of Markovich's comments, click here.