Although Virginia lawmakers are still locked in a stalemate over Medicaid expansion, over the next two days business leaders, health care providers, and technology innovators are addressing the rising costs of healthcare and how to mitigate them—whether lawmakers reach a deal or not.
It’s all part of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Virginia Health Care Conference held in downtown Richmond.
U.S. Senator Mark Warner greeted the business leaders in a welcome video. To lower costs, Warner recently has proposed a new "copper" plan, which would add another option to the federal health insurance marketplace. U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said providing consumers better access to their medical history through technology is essential to revolutionize the industry.