A Path Forward to a Modern, High-Performing Health System

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We are committed to a future where every person has access to high-quality, affordable health care and a modern, high-performing health system that reduces disparities, improves outcomes and lessens the burden of disease.

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Universal coverage is within reach.


Cover 20 million uninsured individuals by strengthening Medicaid and the exchanges.

Improve coverage options for 9 million uninsured by enabling more affordable commercial coverage.

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The first episode in our three-part podcast series on health policy solutions features Brian Thompson, CEO of UnitedHealthcare, and Kristi Henderson, CEO of Optum Everycare, who discuss how to expand access to coverage and care in the U.S., including through innovative coverage and virtual capabilities.


Affordable and sustainable health care can be achieved.

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Accelerate value-based care.

Shift care to higher-value providers and sites of service.

Address rising prescription drug costs with payment reform.

Eliminate wasteful spending.


In the second installment of our three-part podcast deep dive into A Path Forward, Dirk McMahon, president and chief operating officer at UnitedHealth Group and Heather Cianfrocco, CEO at Optum Rx, discuss ways to make the health system more affordable for consumers, employers and governments.


The health care experience can be transformed.


Advance health equity and improve care for vulnerable populations.

Increase workforce capacity to improve access to care.

Increase consumer engagement with additional flexibility and digital tools.

Enable clinicians to focus on delivering high-quality care.

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In the third episode of our three-part deep dive into A Path Forward, Dr. Carolyn Brooks, vice president of quality, strategy, innovation and experience at UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement, and Dr. Wyatt Decker, CEO of Optum Health, discuss ways to address health disparities and improve the health care experience.


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