Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich today told senior health care executives at an Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy forum that Congressional Republicans are weighing whether to "get into the death grip of Obamacare" or to wait out President Obama's term seeking "specific, practical, doable reforms."
WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 2, 2014 — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich today told senior health care executives at an Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy forum that Congressional Republicans are weighing whether to “get into the death grip of Obamacare” or to wait out President Obama’s term seeking “specific, practical, doable reforms.”
Speaking at the AMCP Health Plan Executive Forum in Washington, D.C, Mr. Gingrich offered several prognostications:
“The Republican capture of the Senate and multiple governors’ mansions continues to reverberate, not only on Capitol Hill and in state capitals, but also in executive suites of health care companies around the nation,” said AMCP CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM. “The Academy is committed to initiating important dialogues like today’s Forum so key health care stakeholders better understand the policy and business climates in which they operate.”
Hosted by AMCP in partnership with CVS Health, MedImpact, and Novo Nordisk, the Forum brought together 60 executives from health care plans, health systems, patient groups, pharmacy benefit managements firms, governments and pharmaceutical companies for a full day of dialogue on critical issues facing the health care system. Moderating the panel discussions was David Nash, M.D., MBA, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care. The Academy's 7,000 members develop and provide clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the 200 million Americans covered by managed pharmacy benefit.www.amcp.org.