Let’s stop mak­ing it so easy to re­tain the health­care sta­tus quo

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

Re­gard­ing the May 8 ed­i­to­rial “End the slow-walk on pay­ment re­form” (p. 24), I'm with you. “It's time for the baby to learn to walk.” I see this as a study in hu­man de­ci­sions as well as health­care re­form. It re­minds me that peo­ple re­sist change un­less the pain of stay­ing the same is greater than the pain of change. We keep find­ing ways to make stay­ing the same com­fort­able. Un­til this ends, we may likely fall short of en­abling the changes our ra­tional self knows that we need.

An­drew Kingery Founder and CEO White Stone Con­sult­ing Group Westch­ester, N.Y.

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