KEN­NETH BUR­DICK

CEO, Wel­lCare Health Plans

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My bold pre­dic­tion is the state and fed­eral gov­ern­ments are go­ing to start be­ing more for­ward-think­ing and a lit­tle bit less seg­mented in the way we think about funds go­ing to peo­ple in need.

There’s been hous­ing as­sis­tance, which is an en­tirely sep­a­rate agency from food stamps, which is a sep­a­rate agency from Med­i­caid. What I’m start­ing to see— and I’m very, very en­cour­aged by— is peo­ple in Wash­ing­ton and in state­houses around the coun­try are rec­og­niz­ing that there’s a strong cor­re­la­tion here and if these pro­grams can work to­gether more ef­fec­tively, we can have a much more pos­i­tive and I’ll even say sus­tain­able out­come to im­prov­ing the qual­ity of life for those who are un­der­served and eco­nom­i­cally chal­lenged.

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