Covering the UninsuredAetna’s Plan For Transforming Health Care: Overview Robert Mead Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communications Aetna, Inc. January 8, 2008
Who Are the Uninsured? 23.7M 28.4M 14.5-17.5M 38.6M 8.4M 10.2M 4.7M 9.2M 14.5M 17.5M to 47M Eligible for Medicaid/SCHIP But Not Enrolled Not a Citizen of the U.S. College Students Income > $75k Remaining Uninsured Covering the Uninsured Source: US Census 2006
Aetna’s Platform – To Your Health! Our beliefs: • Every American should have affordable access to health care. • Transforming health care is a shared responsibility. • Achieving universal coverage is only possible when there is universal participation. • Health care reform should be built upon strengths and successes associated with the competitive marketplace. • Consumers must be empowered with the information, technological tools and product options to make prudent health care decisions.
Aetna’s Plan For Transforming Health Care 1.Leverage strengths of current system. 2. Transform health insurance into a civic responsibility. 3. Create regulatory and legislative environment conducive to affordable health insurance options. 4. Use tax system to expand access and increase affordability. 5. Promote greater portability of health insurance.
Aetna’s Plan For Transforming Health Care 6. Strengthen public programs and the safety net. 7. Promote preventive care and wellness. 8. Improve health care quality and patient safety. 9. Harness power of health information technology and research. 10. Make the health care system more transparent andconsumer friendly.