- Bob Herman
- Aug 9
Intermountain CEO: We're not leaving the ACA exchange
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Intermountain is a not-for-profit system of hospitals and clinics throughout Utah, and it also owns a health insurance company, SelectHealth. It's like the Kaiser Permanente of Utah. Harrison chatted with me about a range of issues, from the "principles of insurance" to hospitals' reliance on having patients fill their beds. Read on for an edited and condensed version of our conversation.
What was your take on the Republican health care ideas that would have blown holes in the Affordable Care Act?
Will Intermountain and SelectHealth stay in the ACA exchange?
"These are our patients. We're not going anywhere. We're going to keep trying to figure this out. We're making the best possible financial and clinical decisions we can, and we are not going to cut and run because we actually believe in population health and we believe in value. The exchanges, although imperfect, are a mechanism to help us exercise our muscles and get better at this."