8% Optimistic After JPMorgan's Health Care Conference

January 21, 2015 5:38 PM

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Just as most Americans use the New Year as an opportunity to make resolutions, the healthcare industry uses the (in)famous JPMorgan Annual Healthcare Conference to announce its new resolve to confront the crisis in American health. And just as 92% of individuals turn out to be fickle in their resolve to lose weight, eat better, exercise more, drink less and stop smoking, our corporate selves have trouble sticking to that resolve to finally do something about healthcare.

So if only 8% of Americans succeed in their New Year's resolutions, is there any reason to hope for better success in healthcare? Surprisingly, I think that the answer is yes (with caveats of course). My optimism is a result of old news - The Affordable Care Act - and the new industry narrative. Wha...

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