Obamacare & Merger Mania

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Obamacare & Merger Mania

After four mergers in one calendar year, he’s got a bold vision about the future of health care.

Steve Klasko has a bold plan: Fix health care in the United States.

For better or worse, the business of health care has changed since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — and the CEO of Jefferson has made some bold moves to navigate those waters.

In just the past year, Jefferson merged (or announced mergers) with Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health and Philadelphia University. But a bigger Jefferson doesn’t mean expanding its Center City hospital, it means bringing care to where people need it most, and partnering with innovators trying to disrupt the space.

I sat down with Klasko to discuss Jefferson’s vision as well as the future of health care in the United States — a hot topic in the 2016 presidential race. (This interview has been edited and condensed.)

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