The Real Cost of Health Care Now and in the Future

December 4, 2014

Kaiser Permanente President Kim Horn Discusses Health Care in America

Kim Horn, President of Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States

(Washington, DC, Thursday, December 4, 2014) – With the Maryland Health Exchanges officially open and Federal open enrollment drawing to a close, consumers in our region are knee deep in navigating the growing complexity and cost of health care and coverage. For too many people, the traditional health system—which should help at a time when people are often hurting and at their most vulnerable— is complicated, adversarial, outdated, and through-the roof expensive.

Kim Horn, president of Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States discusses what consumers need to consider when it comes to making good health care decisions, the true cost of health care and a snapshot of the future of health care. She oversees all aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region that serves more than 500,000 members and operates 30 medical centers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Maryland.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently ranked Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States the #1 health plan in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia and is among the most successful health plans in the nation, scoring the maximum of 5 out of 5 in Consumer Experience, Prevention, and Treatment; the only plan to achieve 5 out of 5 in all three components in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. More information can be found at: Kaiser Permanente News Releases.

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is No. 1 in the nation out of nearly 500 commercial health plans for breast cancer screening and four other quality measures, according to the 2014 National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Quality Compass® data. More information can be found at: Street Insider.

Washington Post Magazine recognized 128 Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians as “Super Doctors” in the 2013 issue. 

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