HealthLeaders Media November 7, 2019
Jack O'Brien

Dr. Stephen Klasko says health systems are ‘about to go through a Category 5 disruption’

The “fragmented,” “expensive,” and “inequitable” American healthcare system needs fundamental changes, says Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of Jefferson Health, but he disagrees that the Medicare for All proposals put forward by Democratic presidential candidates can fix the industry.

Last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) unveiled her long-awaited healthcare plan, which would institute a Medicare for All model, and aims to reduce the administrative costs of healthcare and cost $52 trillion over a decade.  

Health system executives are carefully watching the developments surrounding the Medicare for All debate and how such a policy proposal would affect their bottom line.

A JAMA report released in April found that implementing a Medicare for All system that extends...