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Kasich: Health insurers can drive health equity efforts

Speaking at an insurance industry conference last week, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich said health insurers are well-positioned to drive improvement on health inequities and disparities (Source: “AHIP 2022: How payers could lead the charge in addressing health equity,” Fierce Healthcare, June 22).

Kasich said during a keynote presentation at AHIP's 2022 conference that the payer industry's muscle gives it the ability to bring stakeholders together to drive critical collaboration on health equity. That includes providers, policymakers, physicians and community leaders, he said.

"You ought to be the leader in that you have the data," Kasich said. "This would be such a great thing for people in our country who have been excluded from the power they ought to have."