Friday was St. Patrick’s day – in the middle of March Madness. Seems oddly appropriate. Unfortunately for the University of Notre Dame, the luck wasn’t enough to help them in the NCAA tournament, nor was it enough to pull my Northwestern team through either but they had the distinction of making it to the tourney for the first time and even winning their first game and holding their heads up with respect….whew!
Luck? Hard work? Destiny? After spending time in the past few weeks with many members of our policy committees brainstorming on next steps on USF budgets, rate floor resolution and new GHP spec changes to benefit our plan participants, I am more convinced than ever that hard work and engagement is truly the key to moving things forward…brackets or policy.