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New Reform Analogy at National Policy Conference
California Healthline

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered a new analogy for health care reform this week, setting the tone and sparking feedback — positive and negative — at the National Health Policy Conference hosted by AcademyHealth.

“I think of this as synchronized swimming. There’s a lot of focus on bathing caps, but there are a lot of things happening under the surface,” Sebelius said. The shift to electronic health records, preparation for expanding Medicaid and payment reform are examples of changes under way below the surface, Sebelius said.