How both Labor and Managment along with Kaiser Permanente can affect the direction of health care reform was one of the main topics of discussion at my company's 2010 Union Delegate Conference. After addressing the 700 delegates, George Halvorson, president and CEO of Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals, shared his thoughts on the subject with Barb Grimm.
In this clip, Halvorson talks about how KP can serve as a model for the nation--after all, the organization cares for 8.6 million people, more than the population of 42 states and 142 other countries. We are an ideal laboratory for the care of a large, diverse population. Halvorson also shares why he thinks we’re on the verge of a “golden age of health care improvement” and discusses the intersection between unit-based teams and health care reform.