The White House is looking to avoid a partisan flare-up as it rings in the sixth anniversary of ObamaCare. In a series of events this week, the Obama administration will look beyond the law’s central issues of access and affordability and explore the “next chapter” of healthcare reform. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell plans to “broaden the conversation” about the 2010 law to highlight system-wide reforms to lower costs and improve quality, a senior administration official told The Hill.
“It’s important to lay out the next chapter in the [Affordable Care Act] — building a healthcare system that puts patients at the center and works better for all Americans,” the official said. The initiatives — such as delivery system reform and bundled payments — are non-controversial and have bipartisan support in Congress. READ MORE