David Nather Jan 26, 2017
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Toby Cosgrove on VA reform, Obamacare's hits and misses

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Toby Cosgrove, the president and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Clinic, has had a front-row seat to how Obamacare has affected hospitals and the rest of the health care industry.

And as the vice chairman of the Commission on Care — which studied ways to improve the Veterans Administration — he became convinced that veterans have to go outside the system to get better health care, because the system can't handle all of their needs.

He spoke with Axios about these topics and why withdrew from consideration to run the VA under the Trump administration. His answers are condensed, and paraphrased in some cases, for quick reading.